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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

The children of Odin / by Padraic Colum, illustrations by Willy Pogany. - London : Goerge G. Harrap & Company Ltd., 1922. - viii, 282 p. ill. 18 cm.

Uniform with this volume: The Children's Homer - retold from the Iliad and Odyssey by Padraic Colum. Illustrated and decorated in colour and line by Willy Pogany and The King of Ireland's Son - A folk-romance. By Padraic Colum. Illustrated and decorated in colour and line by Willy Pogany

Part I: The Dwellers in Asgard - 1. Far Away and Long Ago -- 2. The Building of the Wall -- 3. Iduna and Her Apples: How Loki Put the Gods in Danger -- 4. Sif's Golden Hair: How Loki Wrought Mischief in Asgard -- 5. How Brock the Dwarf Brought Judgement on Loki -- 6. How Freya Gained Her Necklace and How Her Loved One Was Lost to Her -- 7. How Frey Won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and How He Lost His Magic Sword -- 8. Heimdall and Little Hnossa: How All Things Came to Be -- 9. The All-Father's Forebodings: How He Leaves Asgard --

Part II: Odin the Wanderer -1. Odin Goes to Mimir's Well: His Sacrifice for Wisdom -- 2. Odin Faces an Evil Man -- 3. Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead -- 4. Odin Tells to Vidar, His Silent Son, the Secret of His Doings -- 5. Thor and Loki in the Giants' City -- 6. How Thor and Loki Befooled Thyrm the Giant -- 7. Aegir's Feast: How Thor Triumphed -- 8. The Dwarf's Hoard, and the Curse that It Brought --

Part III. 1. Foreboding in Asgard -- 2. Loki the Betrayer -- 3. Loki against the Aesir -- 4. The Valkyrie -- 5. The Children of Loki -- 6. Baldur's Doom -- 7. Loki's Punishment --

Part IV: The Sword of the Volsungs and the Twilight of the Gods -- 1. Sigurd's Youth -- 2. The Sword Gram and the Dragon Fafnir -- 3. The Dragon's Blood -- 4. The Story of Sigmund and Signy -- 5. The Story of Sigmund and Sinfiotli -- 6. The Story of the Vengeance of the Volsungs and of the Death of Sinfiotli -- 7. Brynhild in the House of Flame -- 8. Sigurd at the House of the Nibelungs -- 9. How Brynhild Was Won for Gunnar -- 10. The Death of Sigurd -- 11. The Twilight of the Gods

Mythology, Norse.


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