Folk-Lore and Legends: Scandinavian


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)


Thanks to Thiele, to Hylten-Cavallius and Stephens, and to Asbjörnsen and Moe, Scandinavian Folklore is well to the front. Its treasures are many, and of much value. One may be almost sorry to find among them the originals of many of our English tales. Are we indebted to the folk of other nations for all our folk-tales? It would almost seem so.

I have introduced into the present volume only one or two stories from the Prose Edda. Space would not allow me to give so much of the Edda as I could have wished.

In selecting and translating the matter for this volume, I have endeavoured to make the book such as would afford its readers a fair general view of the main features of the Folklore of the North. - Summary by Charles John Tibbits

(5 hr 5 min)

Chapters

PREFATORY NOTE 1:22 Read by Sonia
THE WONDERFUL PLOUGH 8:01 Read by Sonia
HOW A LAD STOLE THE GIANT'S TREASURE 14:18 Read by Curt Troutwine
TALES OF CATS 2:20 Read by Curt Troutwine
THE MAGICIAN'S DAUGHTER 12:43 Read by Tabea
THE HILL-MAN INVITED TO THE CHRISTENING 5:02 Read by Tabea
THE MEAL OF FROTHI 2:59 Read by Brandon Weston
THE LOST BELL 9:52 Read by Brandon Weston
MAIDEN SWANWHITE AND MAIDEN FOXTAIL 14:34 Read by Brandon Weston
TALES OF TREASURE 5:52 Read by Brandon Weston
HOLGER DANSKE 3:25 Read by Brandon Weston
TALES FROM THE PROSE EDDA 8:42 Read by Curt Troutwine
THE STRANGE BUILDER 4:05 Read by Curt Troutwine
THOR'S JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF GIANTS and HOW THOR WENT A-FISHING 23:06 Read by Sonia
THE DEATH OF BALDUR 8:16 Read by Curt Troutwine
THE PUNISHMENT OF LOKI 3:54 Read by Curt Troutwine
ORIGIN OF TIIS LAKE 2:42 Read by Curt Troutwine
THERE ARE SUCH WOMEN 9:39 Read by Sarah Jump
TALES OF THE NISSES 8:51 Read by deongines
THE DWARFS' BANQUET 25:53 Read by Caroline Lilyard
THE ICELANDIC SORCERESSES 10:12 Read by Sarah Jump
THE THREE DOGS 29:11 Read by Claudia Wagner
THE LEGEND OF THORGUNNA 15:42 Read by Curt Troutwine
THE LITTLE GLASS SHOE 7:46 Read by Liana Leite
HOW LOKI WAGERED HIS HEAD 5:07 Read by deongines
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN DIETRICH 44:01 Read by Caroline Lilyard
HOW THORSTON BECAME RICH 3:27 Read by Curt Troutwine
GUDBRAND 7:40 Read by Curt Troutwine
THE DWARF-SWORD TIRFING 6:31 Read by Sonia