Icelandic Folktales and Legends

Author(s): Jacqueline Simpson; Magnus Magnusson (Foreword by)

Myth & Folklore

This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards and black magic rites, buried treasure and religious tales. The stories are intimately linked to the landscape and reflect the hopes, fears, hardships and preoccupations of everyday life. The translation of each tale is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and notes.

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General Fields

  • : 9780752430454
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : September 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 224
  • : Jacqueline Simpson; Magnus Magnusson (Foreword by)