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- DescriptionThe age-old legends and tales of Nordic mythology are a common heritage of German, Scandinavian, and Anglo-Saxon peoples. This very readable collection features a rich selection of these time-hored stories, retold in simple dramatic fashion by ted Irish author Padraic Colum.Readers will find themselves drawn into the timeless world of the gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard, a magical realm reached by a rainbow bridge. Here unfold the exciting stories of how Frey won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and how he lost his magic sword; how Thor and Loki fooled Thrym the Giant; the Dwarf s hoard and the curse that it brought; Baldur s doom; Sigurd s youth; Brynhild in the House of Flame; the death of Sigurd; the twilight of the gods; and many more.Enhanced with over 40 atmospheric illustrations by Willy Pogany, this charming volume will delight myth lovers with its rich selection of enduring legends.
- Author(s)Patraic Colum
- PublisherDover Publications Inc.
- Date of Publication31/05/2002
- SubjectThe Occult & Mythology
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDover Publications Inc.
- Content NoteOver 40 illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width204 mm
- Height136 mm
- Spine14 mm
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