Frey and his Wife

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Maurice Henry Hewlett

Narrated By: Kevin Green

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: December 2016

Duration: 2 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

Frey and his Wife is a Nordic Saga, but written in a saga style by a 20th Century Englishman. It tells the tale of Gunnar, a Norwegian wrongly accused of murder who flees across the mountains to the pagan forests of Sweden. There he meets 'Frey' a Norse god, and a young woman who has become his wife. Animosity develops between Frey and Gunnar over the local ritual of human sacrifice which leads to an interesting outcome. The tale develops themes of religion, idolatory, and love, set in the time when Christianity was starting to displace pagan religion in Scandinavia. (Kevin Green)

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