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Icelandic Folktales and Legends

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ISBN-10: 0752430459

ISBN-13: 9780752430454

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Jacqueline Simpson, Magnus Magnusson

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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: History Press Limited, The
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.77" wide x 9.25" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Discworld series, the latest of which is Making Money. He was knighted for services to literature in 2009.Dr Jacqueline Simpson is a long-standing member and office-holder on the committee of the Folklore Society. Her publications include British Dragons, Folklore of Sussex, Scandinavian Folktales, and (with Jennifer Westwood) The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends.

Magnus Magnusson KBE was born in Reykjavik in 1929 and came with his family to Edinburgh at the age of nine months. He has had a distinguished career in broadcasting, journalism, historical and archaeological research, Icelandic and Old Norse studies, and environmental affairs. He married his wife, Mamie Baird, in 1954, and they have four children and nine grandchildren.

Note on the Second Edition
The Hidden People
The Origin of Elves (I)
The Origin of Elves (II)
The Elfin Fisherman
The Elfin Woman in Childbirth
Dr Skapti Sasmundsson
Playing 'Blind Beggar'
Lappa, the Elfin Cow
The Changeling who Stretched
'Let Us Take Him!'
Making a Changeling
Father of Eighteen Elves
The Child and the Elf-Woman
The Church Builder at Reynir
The Girl at the Shieling
The Red-Headed Whale
Hild, Queen of the Elves
The Elves Dance on New Year's Eve
The Sisters and the Elves
The Elves at the Crossroads
The Elves Move House
'My Old Woman must be Paid'
Blessing the Cliffs
The Ogress of Mjoafjord
Some She-Trolls
The Shepherdess and the Trolls
The Old Man of the Cliff
How Kraka Lost her Lover
Trunt, Trunt, and the Trolls in the Fells
The Ballads of Andri and the Hymns of Hallgrim
The Night-Troll
The Origin of Drangey Island
Bergthor of Blafell
The Giantess' Staff
Then the Merman Laughed
The Sea-Cows
The Water Horse
The Water Horse Hears his Name
The Water Horse Made to Work
The Seal's Skin
The Water-Snake of Lagarfljot
'Mother Mine, Don't Weep, Weep'
'Isn't it Fun in the Dark!'
The Lovers
Murder Will Out
Jon Flak
Burning the Coffins
'Give me my Bone, Gunna!'
'My Jawbones!'
The Dead Man's Nightcap
The Bridegroom and the Dead Man
The Miserly Ghost
The Boy who Knew no Fear
The Deacon of Myrka
The Ghost's Son
The Girl who Turned in her Grave
The Woman in the Red Cap
Mori, the Ghost of Irafell
Black Magic
How to Raise the Dead
The Vertebra
The Neckbone on the Knife
The Wizards of the Vestmanna Isles
The Priest and the Farmer
How Petur Got a Wall-Eye
The Black Death
Thorgeir's Bull
Lappish Breeches
The Tide Mouse
The Carrier
The Speaking Spirit
Sitting Out at Crossroads
Animal Plagues
The Witch's Bridle
Thor's Hammer
Buried Treasure
The Treasure of Fagriholl
The Chest of Gold
The Dreamer and the Treasure
God and the Devil
What Old Nick Got out of Man
Old Hornie Tried to Make a Man
The Halibut, the Lumpsucker, and the Jellyfish
Old Nick Speaks Latin
The Goblin on the Church-Beam
The Dance in Hruni Church
'My Jon's Soul'
Bibliography and Abbreviations
Index of Tale Types
General Index