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Asgard and the Gods; The Tales and Traditions of Our Northern Ancestors, Forming a Complete Manual of Norse Mythology (Paperback) Loot Price: R412
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Asgard and the Gods; The Tales and Traditions of Our Northern Ancestors, Forming a Complete Manual of Norse Mythology (Paperback)

Wilhelm Wgner, Wilhelm Wagner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ... THE DRAUGHT OF INSPIRATION. ODIN'S VISIT TO GUNLOD. JOURNEY TO WAFTHRUDNIR. Kwasir, a man whom the Ases and Wanes had created amongst them, and whom they had inspired with their own spirit, was loved by gods and men for his wisdom and goodness. He travelled trough all lands, teaching and benefiting the people. Wherever he went he tamed down the wild passions of all men, and taught them better and purer manners and customs. The evil race of Dwarfs alone, they that burrowed in the earth in search of treasures, cared nought for the love, although they envied the wisdom of Kwasir. Fjalar and Galar, brothers of this people, invited him one day to a feast, and then murdered him treacherously with many wounds. They caught his blood in hree vessels, the kettle Odrorir (inspiration), and the bowls Son (expiation) and Boden (offering). They mixed rum-honey with it, and made it into mead, which gave all who drank of it the gift of song and of eloquence that won every heart. As the wicked deed of the Dwarfs had brought them such good luck, they invited the rich giant Gilling and his wife to visit them, and took the former out fishing with them. Then they upset the boat in the surf under great over-hanging rocks, so that Gilling was drowned, while they, being good swimmers, righted the boat again, and rowed to land. When the giantess heard the sad fate of her husband, she wept and moaned, and refused to be comforted. The Dwarfs offered to take her to the rock on which the body had been washed. But as she was leaving the house, Galar threw a mill-stone from above down upon her head, so that she also was killed. Now Suttung, son of the murdered giant's brother, heard of the evil deed, and set out to avenge it. He seized the Dwarfs and made ready to bind them to a solitar...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Wilhelm Wgner • Wilhelm Wagner
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44100-1
Barcode: 9780217441001
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LSN: 0-217-44100-9

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