Folktales of Norway

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University of Chicago Press,
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1968.
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Often lacking the clear episodic structure of folktales about talking animals and magic objects, legends grow from retellings of personal experiences. Christiansen isolated some seventy-seven legend types, and many of these are represented here in absorbing stories of St. Olaf, hidden treasures, witches, and spirits of the air, water, and earth. The ugly, massively strong, but slow-witted trolls are familiar to English-speaking readers. Less well-known, but the subject of an enormous number of legends, are the more manlike yet sinister "huldre-folk" who live in houses and try to woo human girls. These tales reflect the wildness of Norway, its mountains, forests, lakes, and sea, and the stalwart character of its sparse population."The translation is excellent, retaining the traditional Norwegian style . . . the tales themselves will also appeal to the interested layman."—Library Journal
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table_of_contents Fictional folktales. The Finn king's daughter -- The three princesses in Whittenland -- Svein unafraid -- Giske -- The seven foals -- All-black and all-white -- Little Lucy goosey girl -- Haaken Grizzlebeard -- The blue band -- Stupid men and shrewish wives -- Some wives are that way -- Mastermaid -- The hen is tripping in the mountain -- The one who is loved by womankind will never find himself in need -- Bird dam -- Mop head., Historical legends. King Olav, the national saint -- King Olav and the gyger -- King Olav, master builder of Seljord Church -- King Olav, master builder of Trondheim Cathedral -- The plague as an old hag is ferried across a river -- The horse that carried the corpses across the mountains -- The Jostedal grouse -- The church found in the woods -- Over the cliff -- The girl and the robbers -- The disputed site for a church at Voss -- The disputed site for a church at Slagen -- The disputed site for a church at Hosanger -- The altarpiece in Ringsaker Church -- Hidden treasures : the silver king -- Hidden treasures : Rakbjörd treasure -- Hidden treasures : the copper cauldron., Legends about ghosts, the human soul, and shapeshifting. The midnight mass of the dead -- The human soul out wandering as a mouse -- The human soul out wandering as a fly -- Shapeshifting in Fäarland -- Shapeshifting at harvest time., Legends about household spirits. Nisse fighting -- The new breeches -- The heavy load -- The nisse's revenge -- The tunkall -- The gardvord beats up the troll., Legends about magic and witchcraft. The black school -- Making the devil carry the cart -- The cardplayers and the devil -- Inexperienced use of the black book -- Caried by the evil one -- Following the witch -- The witches' sabbath -- The witch's daughter -- The Finn messenger -- Driving out the snakes., Legends about spirits of forest and mountain. Trolls resent a disturbance -- The old troll and the handshake -- The jutul and Johannes Blessom -- The Urdebö rockfall -- The prospects of the huldre-folk for salvation -- The origin of the huldre-folk : the huldre minister -- The origin of the huldre-folk : the hidden children of Eve -- The changeling betrays his age -- Disposing of a changeling -- The sickly changeling -- Food from the huldre-folk on the mountain -- Food from the huldre-folk at Ellefstad -- The haug-folk help a man -- A woman helps a hulder -- Removing a building to suit those under the ground -- Escape from the huldre-folk -- Living with the huldre-folk in a knoll -- Living with the huldre-folk at Aanstad -- Living with the huldre-folk at Ekeberg -- Living with the huldre-folk at Nore -- Married to a hulder -- The interrupted huldre wedding at Melbustad -- The interrupted huldre wedding at Norstuhov -- The drinking horn stolen from the huldre-folk at Vallerhaug -- The drinking horn stolen from the huldre-folk at Vellerhaug -- The drinking horn stolen from the huldre-folk at Hifjell -- The Christmas visitors and the tabby cat -- The Christmas visitors at Kvame -- A message from the huldre-folk that someone died -- A hulder calls the dairymaids -- The huldre-folk tell the date -- Outrunning a hulder -- The man who became huldrin -- Outwitting the huldre suitor with magic herbs -- Outwitting the huldre suitor with gun fire., Legends about spirits of the air. The oskorei fear the cross -- The girl who was taken., Legends about spirits of the sea, lakes, and rivers. The battle between the sea draugs and the land draugs -- The grateful merman -- The cormorants from Utröst -- The tufte-folk on Sandflesa -- "The hour has come but not the man!" -- The sea horse and the sea serpent -- The sea serpent in Lake Mjösen.
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title Folktales of Norway
title_display Folktales of Norway
title_full Folktales of Norway / edited by Reidar Christiansen ; translated by Pat Shaw Iversen ; foreword by Richard M. Dorson
title_short Folktales of Norway
title_sort folktales of norway
translation Norwegian