In The Days of Giants

Abbie Farwell Brown (1871 - 1927)

This book is made of the stories told by the Northern folk,—the people who live in the land of the midnight sun, where summer is green and pleasant, but winter is a terrible time of cold and gloom; where rocky mountains tower like huge giants, over whose heads the thunder rolls and crashes, and under whose feet are mines of precious metals. Therefore you will find the tales full of giants and dwarfs,—spirits of the cold mountains and dark caverns. You will find the hero to be Thor, with his thunderbolt hammer, who dwells in the happy heaven of Asgard, where All-Father Odin is king, and where Balder the beautiful makes springtime with his smile. In the north countries, winter, cold, and frost are very real and terrible enemies; while spring, sunshine, and warmth are near and dear friends. So the story of the Beginning of Things is a story of cold and heat, of the wicked giants who loved the cold, and of the good Æsir, who basked in pleasant warmth. - Summary by the author

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Beginning of Things Arup Sen
Play 02 How Odin Lost His Eye Richard Corfield
Play 03 Kvasir's Blood Richard Corfield
Play 04 The Giant Builder Miyune
Play 05 The Magic Apples Arup Sen
Play 06 Skadi's Choice Megan Carmichael
Play 07 The Dwarf's Gifts Sarah Terry
Play 08 Loki's Children Sarah Terry
Play 09 The Quest of the Hammer troykemp
Play 10 The Giantess Who Would Not Arup Sen
Play 11 Thor's Visit to the Giants Deon Gines
Play 12 Thor's Fishing Deon Gines
Play 13 Thor's Duel Deon Gines
Play 14 In the Giant's House Deon Gines
Play 15 Balder and the Mistletoe Sarah Terry
Play 16 The Punishment of Loki Sarah Terry