From the oldest times down to the present day the Scandinavian countries have been rich in tradition and folk-lore. The memories of the Northern peoples were long, and their beliefs inclined to the mysterious and the marvellous. When saga-writing began in Iceland in the lath century, it rested Upon a mass of traditional lore, which comprised not merely genealogy and history, but also an element of the supernatural. This had often per meated the original fact to such an extent as to render its historic basis doubtful, but at the same time it made the legend more impressive, more picturesque, and less easily forgotten. The same spirit is manifest throughout all the centuries. Scandinavian folk-lore covers a period of fully a thousand years, changing to some extent with the rise of a new faith and the growth of new ideas, yet remaining the same in its inmost nature. For this reason it is one that must always be of great interest and value to the student of popular beliefs.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - William A. Craigie
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9781528449304
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
Page Count - 466