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Scandinavian folklore is the folklore of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Finland. Iceland and the Faroe Islands are not a part of Scandinavia, but should nevertheless be regarded as Scandinavian in folkloric terms. Because of their common Germanic origin, Scandinavian folklore shows a large correspondence with folklores elsewhere, such as England and Germany, among others.

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The Norsemen came from the East, and brought a common stock of tradition with them. Settled in the Scandinavian peninsula, they developed themselves through Heathenism, Romanism, and Lutheranism, in a locality little exposed to fo...
by Peter Christian Asbjørsen
107,268 words read / comments (0)
added 2011-11-27
The "Heimskringla" of Snorri Sturlason is a collection of sagas concerning the various rulers of Norway, from about A.D. 850 to the year A.D. 1177.
by Snorri Sturlson; translated by Samuel Laing
320,198 words read / comments (0)
added 2014-01-22
by Abbie Farwell Brown
54,812 words read / comments (0)
added 2011-10-12
'Olaf The Glorious' Contains stories of King Olaf, a man who reigned as King of Norway nine centuries ago. The sagas were handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth.
by Robert Leighton
93,252 words read / comments (0)
added 2011-09-27
The Prose Edda is a text on Old Norse Poetics, written about 1200 by the Icelandic poet and politican Snorri Sturlson, who also wrote the Heimskringla. The Prose Edda contains a wide variety of lore which a Skald (poet) of the tim...
by Snorri Sturlson; translated by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
58,344 words read / comments (0)
Even as Ari Thorgilson the Learned, the priest, hath told it: who was the man of all Iceland most learned in tales of the land's inhabiting and in lore of times agone.
by Ari Thorgilson; translated by Eirikr Magnusson
15,807 words read / comments (0)