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The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths

December 14, 2016 - Comment

2016 Reprint of 1920 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. “The Children of Odin” is Padraic Colum’s popular retelling for children of famous Norse Myths and sagas about Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki and the other gods and goddesses who lived in Asgard before the dawn of time. With

2016 Reprint of 1920 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. “The Children of Odin” is Padraic Colum’s popular retelling for children of famous Norse Myths and sagas about Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki and the other gods and goddesses who lived in Asgard before the dawn of time. With illustrations by William Pogany this volume contains the following stories: Far Away and Long Ago; The Building of the Wall; Iduna and Her Apples: How Loki Put the Gods in Danger; Sif’s Golden Hair: How Loki Wrought Mischief in Asgard; How Brock Brought Judgment on Loki; How Freya Gained Her Necklace and How Her Loved One Was Lost to Her; How Frey Won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and How He Lost His Magic Sword; Heimdall and Little Hnossa: How All Things Came to Be; The All-Father’s Forebodings: How He Leaves Asgard; Odin Goes to Mimir’s Well: His Sacrifice for Wisdom; Odin Faces an Evil Man; Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead; Odin Tells to Vidar, His Silent Son, the Secret of His Doings; Thor and Loki in the Giants’ City; How Thor and Loki Befooled Thrym the Giant; AEgir’s Feast: How Thor Triumphed; The Dwarf’s Hoard, and the Curse that It Brought; Foreboding in Asgard; Loki the Betrayer; Loki Against the AEsir; The Valkyrie; The Children of Loki; Baldur’s Doom; Loki’s Punishment; Sigurd’s Youth; The Sword Gram and the Dragon Fafnir; The Dragon’s Blood; The Story of Sigmund and Signy; The Story of Sigmund and Sinfiotli; The Story of the Vengeance of the Volsungs and of the Death of Sinfiotli; Brynhild in the House of Flame; Sigurd at the House of the Nibelungs; How Brynhild Was Won for Gunnar; The Death of Sigurd; and The Twilight of the Gods.”