Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry

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iUniverse, 2007 - History - 171 pages
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Elves, Trolls, and Wights is the most complete study yet made of the various beings with whom the Vikings shared their world, from the smallest spirits of stones and plants to the great giants who strive against or aid the Norse gods. Elves, dwarves, giants, wights dwelling in rocks, streams, and oceans: these beings have been friends, foes, and even lovers of humans, and often worked more closely with farming and fishing folk on a daily basis than did the gods themselves. In this book, Kveldulf Gundarsson, long-famed scholar of Old Norse religion and Heathen leader, looks closely at the history and folklore of these beings and offers a practical guide for dealing with them. Elves, Trolls, and Wights also includes Kveldulf's new translation of the little-known Icelandic skaldic poem "Berg-Dweller's Song", in which the giant Hallmundr tells of his own folk and world-faring.

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Review: Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry: Vol. I

User Review  - Vanessa Read - Goodreads

Essential for Icelanders and Scandinavians especially who are interested in our mythology and pre-Christian religion of the Norse. Good reference for all Germanic Heathens and belongs in a series with ... Read full review

Review: Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry: Vol. I

User Review  - Kecia - Goodreads

This is my second reading, and I got more from it this time around after a few years of study. This is a better book if you are aware of the layers of meaning that Gundarsson suggests, but can't ... Read full review

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