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Icelandic Folk Tales

Icelandic Folk Tales

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Iceland is a country where stories are as important as history. When Vikings settled the island, they brought their tales with them. Every rock, hot spring and waterfall seems to have its own story. Cruel man-eating trolls rub shoulders with beautiful elves, whose homes are hidden from mortal view. Vengeful ghosts envy the living, seeking to drag lost loves into their graves -- or they may simply demand a pinch of your snuff.

Some of the stories in this collection are classic Icelandic tale, while others are completely new to English translation. Hjörleifur is dedicated to breathing fresh life into the stories he loves. He lives on his family farm in Borgarfjördur, and also spends a lot of time in Scotland, where he is becoming renowned on the Scottish storytelling circuit.

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