Icelandic Folktales and Legends

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University of California Press, 1972 - Social Science - 206 pages
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A translated selection devoted to supernatural beings, ghosts, and magic practices.
 

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Crystalline, light-hearted translation and fascinating notes to every tale make this a delight for general readers as well as an indispensable work for reference and research in the area. Read full review

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I used to own this book as a kid. Got it in Iceland on a visit. So glad to have found it again. Greet sparse and haunting tales. I read them and I'm transported back.

Contents

The Hidden People
14
Making a Changeling
27
The RedHeaded Whale
40
The Sisters and the Elves
55
Some SheTrolls
68
The NightTroll
81
The SeaCows
94
The Lovers
107
The Girl who Turned in her Grave
139
Black Magic
149
The Priest and the Farmer
158
Lappish Breeches
167
The Speaking Spirit
174
The Witchs Bridle
180
The Dreamer and the Treasure
186
The Halibut the Lumpsucker and the Jellyfish
191

The Miserly Ghost
120
The Boy who Knew no Fear
122
The Deacon of Myrka
132

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