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Here are the stories of the gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece!
The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape.
"In the old days, when only narrow, twisting paths wound their way through the moss-grown mountains of Norway, few human beings ever set foot there. The mountains belonged to the trolls, who were as old and moss-grown as the mountains themselves. There were many kinds of trolls: mountain trolls, forest trolls, water trolls, trolls with one head, trolls with three heads, trolls with twelve heads. Most of them were bachelors and lived by their lonely selves; others had wives, who were as ungainly as their husbands. Some kept cats, large black troll-cats with gleaming eyes. They had troll-cocks too, with green and purple feathers. And in their stables, deep in the mountains, stood their troll-steeds; they were huge and so fierce that flames spurted from their nostrils."
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