Folk Tales from Norway

Folk Tales from Norway

by Students' Academy
     
 

Norway has a unique tradition of storytelling. Norwegian mythology originated from the ancient religion of the region. The chief god, Odin, lived in a walled city called Valhalla and was escorted into battle by nine warrior maidens called the Valkyries. Norway has a strong tradition of storytelling, and its folklore is full of odd, sometimes grotesque, creatures.…  See more details below

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Norway has a unique tradition of storytelling. Norwegian mythology originated from the ancient religion of the region. The chief god, Odin, lived in a walled city called Valhalla and was escorted into battle by nine warrior maidens called the Valkyries. Norway has a strong tradition of storytelling, and its folklore is full of odd, sometimes grotesque, creatures. Probably the most famous creatures of Norwegian folklore are the trolls—large, powerful, grotesque beings. Some trolls are considered friendly, while others delight in causing harm to human beings. Trolls appear as mascots, in Norwegian place names, in folk art, and in many folktales.

Many Norwegian folktales portray a nearly senseless world; a world in which people never quite know what is going on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300063605
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/08/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,169,002
File size:
517 KB

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