Peter Christen Asbjørnsen & Jørgen Moe
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe were two Norwegian folklorists who collected and published a large number of traditional Norwegian folktales in the mid-19th century. Their collection, known as “Norske Folkeeventyr,” is considered to be one of the most important works of Norwegian literature, and has been translated into many languages.
The stories collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe range from humorous tales about talking animals and clever peasants to more serious tales about trolls, witches, and ghosts. They often feature strong and resourceful female characters, as well as themes of bravery, kindness, and the importance of respecting nature.
Some of the most famous tales in their collection include “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” and “The Princess on the Glass Hill.” These stories have become beloved classics of Norwegian literature and have been adapted into numerous films, plays, and other forms of media.
Today, many of Asbjørnsen and Moe’s stories can be found online, in both their original Norwegian language and in English translations. They continue to be read and enjoyed by people of all ages around the world, and their influence can be seen in modern fantasy and fairy tale literature.