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.
Overview of all Scandinavia books:
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...
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.
'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
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...
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.