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The Hero of Esthonia (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R325
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The Hero of Esthonia (Volume 1) (Paperback): William Forsell Kirby
The Hero of Esthonia (Volume 1) (Paperback): William Forsell Kirby

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The Hero of Esthonia (Volume 1) (Paperback)

William Forsell Kirby

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II Estbonian jfolI?*TIalcs THESE are very numerous, and, while some are of course identical with well-known stories of world-wide distribution, others have a peculiarly original character of their own. We have divided them into sections, but this classification must not be taken as too stringent, for many tales would fall equally well under two or three of our separate headings. In so far as any foreign elements are visible, they are apparently Scandinavian or German. Finnish tales show more trace of Russian influence, but there is seldom any visible in Esthonian tales, and even in the Kalevipocg there is no resemblance to the Russian hero-legends. It is, however, noteworthy that even in the most heathenish tales, the heroes usually have names of Vol. i. "- K Christian origin; though not in the Kalevipoeg. It is possible that the Gospel of Nicodemus, which describes the descent into hell, may have suggested the name of Nicodemus for Slyboots. SECTION I TALES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE "KALEVIPOEG" The following stories are thoroughly Esthonian in character, and, with the exception of the first, mostly exhibit variants of the Kalevidc's journeys to Porgu. That of "Slyboots" is also interesting from the resemblance of a portion of it to "Jack and the Beanstalk." THE MILKY WAY. (JANNSEN.) SOON after the creation of the world, God created a fair maiden and gave into her charge all the birds beneath the heavens. This was Lindu, the lovely daughter of Uko, who knew the paths of all the birds of passage, whence they came in spring, and whither they went in autumn, and appointed to each his dwelling. She cared for the birds with M7 a tender heart, like a mother for her children, and gave them her aid whenever it was possible; and like a flower in the morning sunlight...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Forsell Kirby
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16483-5
Barcode: 9781150164835
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-16483-2

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