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Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala


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A homesick hero, a pair of friendly rivals, a triumphant bridegroom, and a golden maiden populate the pages of this treasury, a collection of awe-inspiring stories from Finnish mythology. Assembled by educator James Baldwin, a specialist in adapting ancient narratives into captivating prose, these 38 entrancing tales are drawn from the oral traditions of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.

The Kalevala spans many ages, from the beginning of the earth to the remote past, long before its legends were sung and chanted in humble homes and grand palaces alike. Its tales of heroes and gods center on the fate of a sampo, a highly prized and jealously guarded magical artifact. J. R. R. Tolkien was much influenced by this fantasy cycle of the Far North, and readers of all ages continue to fall under its spell. This edition of the beloved classic features four magnificent illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

Table of Contents

Mistress and Minstrel

The Maid of Beauty

The Graybeard and His Son

The Wicked Hornet

The Tree of Magic

The Smithy

The Tempest

The Recipe

The Caldron

The Forging of the Sampo

The Homesick Hero

The Unfinished Boat

The Land of Tuonela

The Hag of the Rock

The Hero's Return

The Wisdom Keeper

The Launching

The Maid of the Morning

The Unexpected Journey

The Friendly Rivals

The Barking Dogs

The Old Man's Wooing

The Field of Serpents

The Great Pike

The Bridegroom's Triumph

The Wedding Feast

The Home Coming

The Slave Boy

A Dreadful Vengeance

The Golden Maiden

The Famine

The Weeping Ship

The Kantele

The Triumph of Music

The Flight

The Pursuit

The Fate of the Sampo


Product Details

Dover Publications
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Norse
Wyeth, N. C.
Baldwin, James
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
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8.5 x 5.38 in 0.5 lb

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Children's » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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