Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Icelandby Published 26 Oct 1988
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A collection of folk literature from five countries, with illustrations by native artists.
Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland Reviews
Vast collection of tales from all over Scandinavia.
Great stories, and while the introduction describes Christianity as the "early and prime" faith of Scandinavia, some do retain elements of the pre-Christian folk spirituality. Its a pretty extensive collection. The organization is by country, which allows interesting characterization of the various cultures of the region.
A wonderful collection of folk and fairy tales; you can see the roots of what inspired Tolkien and what continues to inspire Gaiman.