Asgard Stories: Tales from Norse Mythology

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Silver, Burdett, 1901 - Eddas - 110 pages
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Page 90 - Deep in the wave is a coral grove, .Where the purple mullet and gold-fish rove, Where the sea-flower spreads its leaves of blue, That never are wet with falling dew, But in bright and changeful beauty shine, Far down in the green and glassy brine.
Page 57 - THOR I am the God Thor, I am the War God, I am the Thunderer! Here in my Northland, My fastness and fortress, Reign I forever!
Page 90 - From coral rocks the sea-plants lift Their boughs, where the tides and billows flow ; The water is calm and still below, For the winds and waves are absent there, And the sands are bright as the stars that glow In the motionless fields of upper air: There, with its waving blade of green, The sea-flag streams through the silent water, And the crimson leaf of the dulse is seen To blush, like a banner bathed in slaughter...
Page 60 - ... she bleached in the sun. The people came from far and near to buy the linen, and the peasant and his wife found themselves busy and happy, with money enough and to spare. When they had lived many years, and were growing old among their children and grandchildren, the peasant noticed one day that the blue flowers, given to him so many years before, and which had always kept bright, were beginning to fade ; then he knew he had not much longer to stay. He climbed slowly up the mountain-side, and...
Page 55 - He was the tallest of them all, and, of course, he looked very queer to them in his woman's clothes, but he would be small enough beside a giant. Then they dressed Loki to look like the bride's waitingmaid, and the two set off for Utgard, the stronghold of the giants. When the giant king saw them coming he bade his servants make ready the wedding feast, and invited all his giant subjects to come and celebrate his marriage with the lovely goddess Freyja.
Page 55 - JEsir met together in their great judgment hall, in the palace of Gladsheim ; long and anxiously they talked over their peril, trying to find some plan for saving Asgard from these enemies. At last Heimdall, the faithful watchman of the rainbow bridge, proposed a plan. " Let us dress Tlior," said he, " in Freyja's robes, braid his hair, and let him wear Freyja's wonderful necklace, and a bridal veil !
Page 55 - in Freyja's robes, braid his hair, and let him wear Freyja's wonderful necklace, and a bridal veil ! " "No, indeed!" cried Tlior, angrily, "you would all laugh at me in a woman's dress; I will do no such thing! We must find some other way.
Page viii - The one myth and the one divinity is inextricably in communion with the other ; and thus also the idea of unity, centralization, is a prominent feature and one of the chief characteristics of the Teutonic nations. "While the Greek mythology foreshadowed...
Page 52 - ... the cruel giant, she was very angry, and said to Thor, " You should not have been so careless as to lose your hammer; it is all your own fault that it is gone, and I will never marry the giant to help you get it again.
Page 36 - He bit the poor little dwarf so hard on the forehead that the blood ran down into his eyes, and blinded him so that he could no longer see to do his work.

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