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Usually, when we think about the dwarfs of folklore and myth, we tend to see them much as they appear in Disney`s Snow-White – rude yet charming little forest creatures working in metal and mining. Snorri's reaction was to write a handbook to encourage poets to compose in the scaldic style. quotes extensively from scaldic poems that would otherwise be lost to us. writing in thirteenth-century Iceland. 'Gyl-faginning'. Freya was so overcome with greed that she gave herself to the company of the four ugly little creatures for four days and four nights.

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Publisher: Wild Unicorn Books; 1 edition (January 15, 2014)


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