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Warrior Lore

By: Ian Cumpstey

The ballads in Warrior Lore have echoes of Norse mythology and medieval heroic legends. They tell stories of champions and fighters, Vikings, and trolls. There are riddles, and there are appearances from Thor, Loki, Sigurd, and other figures from the myths of the Edda and from history.

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Warrior Lore is a collection of Scandinavian folk ballads in a new English verse translation.

The ballads in Warrior Lore have echoes of Norse mythology and medieval heroic legends. They tell stories of champions and fighters, Vikings, and trolls. There are riddles, and there are appearances from Thor, Loki, Sigurd, and other figures from the myths of the Edda and from history. These narrative ballads were part of an oral folk music tradition in Scandinavia, and were first written down around 1600, although the ballads themselves are older.

The legendary hero Widrick Waylandsson comes face to face with a troll in the forest. Thor resorts to cross-dressing in a bid to recover his stolen hammer. The daughter of a King of Sweden is abducted from a convent in the Swedish countryside. A young fighter has to show off his prowess in skiing and shooting for King Harald Hardrada. And more...

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