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Despite subtle differences in the categorizing of fairy tales , folklore , fables , myths , and legends , a modern definition of the fairy tale, as provided by Jens Tismar's monologue in German, is a story that differs "from an oral folk tale", written by "a single identifiable author", which can be characterised as "simple and anonymous", and exists in a mutable and difficult to define genre with a close relationship to folktales.

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Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 14 December , at By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Legends, Tales, and Stories of Ireland [2]. Fairy Legends and traditions of the South of Ireland [3]. Donegal Fairy Stories [4]. Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts [5]. A new edition with different pagination appeared under the auspices of the Islay Association in — Campbell dedicated the work in to the son of my Chief , the Marquess of Lorne.

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III ; Vol. Only a culture that values the tall pine forests and woods that were critical to shipbuilding and more. There are magical snowshoes, reindeer, and wool, to name a few. Odin is now a mysterious figure in a broad-brimmed hat and cloak that brings fortune to any character he helps. He is never named but it is obvious who he is as well as Valkyries and Loki-like tricksters. The tales are about marginalized, poor men that succeed through some magical help and gain wealth or a kingdom, harsh stepmothers, dads, or mothers, sibling rivalry, the underdog that triumphs, and strong people that abuse power.

While the narration is male-oriented, like Grimm's, there are a few stories with strong, intelligent females. Katie Woodencloak is one such character. However, it is the triumph of the youngest boy out of three sons that comes through the most.

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He is the wanderer who triumphs over injustice and evil in the end. What I find odd with these pieces is that Dasent like Grimm is male; yet many of the oral stories were recited by women. I can't help but wonder if the slant of these stories would have been different if a scholarly female in the 's wrote them with a philological bent. Dasent's introductory essay was pages when first published and a collection that covered 60 folk tales.

That is not the case here. The introduction is about 20 pages and there are 42 stories in the collection. I'm not sure why the editors put mythology in the title. This is very misleading. They are really just popular tales with only implied mythology.

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Dasent writes with a consistent, colloquial style that is easy to read. Some of the stories are violent and many remind me of ones I read in the Jack Zipes book, except the violence is more toned down than Grimms. Two sisters get their heads cut off and the third sister uses a troll's magic potion to put their heads back on. Or the queen's babies are thrown into a pit full of snakes which reminded me of Ragnar Lothbrak's fate in that Viking legend only the babies are fished out after the queen's treachery is exposed.

One story that repeats often and that I don't recall reading as much is the Samson-like character who gets strength from drinking water from a flask and killing three trolls or the character has a girtle or ribbon that gives him strength. But don't quote me on that I have a wickedly poor memory when it comes to details.

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Dasent wanted his stories to be a window into oral traditions, peasant life and cultures. This does just that. As a collection of fairy tales from antiquity I think it's fantastic. I love Norse mythology. This is the stuff of trolls, witches, princesses, glass balls, knights in armor, mysterious secret passageways, and the like. Fairies tales are magical. We can't argue with a fairy tale; if 'to look into a mirror' will get us trapped inside forever, well It won't do us any good to complain about whether or not such a thing is possible; we just mind to obey.

There are some cultural cues in As a collection of fairy tales from antiquity I think it's fantastic. There are some cultural cues in the book that no longer jive with modern readers.

It's fun to read the stories; I think it's also fun to see modern interpretations of them. All the stories I heard at bedtime as a child! I giggled while reading the book as I remembered my father's voice imitating the trolls and other things that aren't supposed to talk. The book starts out with a big introduction part, about history, origins of tales and comparing them to similar ones all over the world. Then we have the main part, with all the Norwegian fairytales about trolls, ro All the stories I heard at bedtime as a child!

Then we have the main part, with all the Norwegian fairytales about trolls, royals, farmers, talking animals and magical items. Honestly these tales are a little violent, but I guess it's just us northerns being vikings, hahah. Too bad some of them were poorly translated to English. I mean, calling Espen Askeladden for Boots? He's "ashlad", or even "cinderboy" - that was even mentioned in the introduction, he's the male counterpart of Cinderella!

Anyway, the book ends with Ananzi stories a little weird, but I like them and all the footnotes from the introduction probably cause I read this on my phone. I recommend this to everyone!


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Not finished yet, but not sure if I will The title suggests that the content is going to be Norse Mythology, which is reinforced by the cover Odin and Brunhilde , and the introduction goes on at length about the history of the Norse gods, influence by Christianity, recent collection of the stories about the gods in writing, etc.

It's German and Scandinavian folk tales, think "brothers Grimm" not Heathens. A Not finished yet, but not sure if I will As to the editing - the table of contents attributes the inspiration for "Sleepy Hollow" to "The Goatherd" while the back says that "The Goatherd" was inspiration for "Rip Van Winkle" - yet more misleading information in this book. While the tales are interesting enough, it's frustrating and I don't know if I trust this book very much because of it. On one hand I want to finish the stories, on the other hand I'm at the point where I'm starting to wonder if half of them are going to end up being from France or Italy, etc.

First of all, this was not mythology. It was Scandinavian folk tales.

There's a big difference. Otherwise these stories weren't bad but they did start to get a bit repetitive. There were very similar elements in a lot of them which started to get a little boring.