PREAMBLE TO THE APPENDICES

    In Freyja's Gift I have included fragments of three authentic Norse myths. For the convenience of the reader, I am including those myths in these appendices and then adding a discussion of valkyries along with a little something extra. The myths, as I present them here, are my own versions, adapted from my reading of semi-authentic sources (i.e. translations into English of the Poetic or Elder Edda and of the Prose Edda). I hope that, if the Norse mythology is new to you, these appendices will enrich your reading of Freyja's Gift and inspire you to read more deeply of the authentic Norse myths.

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