Icelandic Folktales and Legends

Icelandic Folktales and Legends

Book - 1972
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Publisher: London : Batsford, 1972
ISBN: 9780713411201
Branch Call Number: 398.2/SIM
Additional Contributors: √Ārnason 1819-1888
Alternative Title: The origin of elves (1)
The origin of elves (2)
The elfin fisherman
The elfin woman in childbirth
Dr Skapti Saemundsson
Playing "Blind beggar"
Lappa, the elfin cow
The changeling who stretched
"Let us take him!"
Making a changeling
Father of eighteen elves
The child and the elf-woman
The church builder at Reynir
The girl at the shieling
The red-headed whale
Hild, Queen of the elves
The elves' dance on New Year's Eve
The sisters and the elves
The elves at the crossroads
The elves move house
"My old woman must be paid"
Blessing the cliffs
The ogress of Mjoafjord
Some she-trolls
The shepherdess and the trolls
The old man of the cliff
How Kraka lost her lover
Trunt, trunt, and the trolls in the fells
The ballads of Anri and the hymns of Hallgrim
The night-troll
The origin of Drangey Island
Bergthor of Blafell
The giantess's staff
Then the merman laughed
The sea-cows
The water horse
The water horse hears his name
The water house made to work
The seal's skin
The water-snake of Lagarfljot
"Mother, mine, don't weep, weep"
"Isn't it fun in the dark!"
The lovers
Murder will out
Jon Flak
Burning the coffins
"Give me my bone, Gunna!"
"My jawbones!"
The dead man's nightcap
The bridegroom and the dead man
The miserly ghost
The boy who knew no fear
The deacon of Myrka
The ghost's son
The girl who turned in her grave
The woman in the red cap
Mori, the ghost of Irafell
How to raise the dead
The vertebra
The neckbone on the knife
The wizards of the Vestmanna Isles
The priest and the farmer
How Petur got a wall-eye
The black death
Thorgeir's bull
Lappish breeches
The tide-mouse
The carrier
The speaking spirit
Sitting out at crossroads
Animal plagues
The witch's bridle
Thor's hammer
The treasure of Fagriholl
The chest of gold
The dreamer and the treasure
What old Nick got out of man
Old Hornie tried to make a man
The halibut, the lumpsucker, and the jellyfish
Old Nick speaks latin
The goblin on the church-beam
The dance in Hruni church
"My Jon's soul"


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