1920
Franz Stassen
(1869-1949)

Illustrations for
Die Edda: Germanische Götter- und Heldensagen
by Hans von Wolzogen

The Complete Mythic Illustrations
and a Sampling of the Heroic Illustrations 
The Text Contains 48 Illustrations in All

For Additional Work by this Artist see:

Rudolf Herzog's Die Nibelungen (1913)

Franz Stassen's Ring of the Nibelungen (1914)
Agnes Harder's Die Kinders Thor (1922)


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Frey and Gerda
 
 
 
Skirnir and the Shepherd 
 
 
   
Skirnir and Gerd
 
 
 
Svipdag at the Gate 
 
     
 
 
Svipdag and Menglad
 

Slaying Kvasir
 
 
 
Odin Bores with Rati at Suttung's 
 
 
   
Odin Drunk at Gunnlöd's  

"The heron of forgetfulness hovers over ale-gatherings
and steals the wits of men:
with that fowl's feathers I was once fettered
within the court of Gunnlöd"
(Hávamál 13,  A. Orchard Translation)

 
 
   
Loki Arrives at Thrym's
 
 

The Gods Dress Thor as Freyja
  
   
Thor and Harbard
 
 
 
Odin and Frigg 
 
 
 
Yggdrasil 
 
 
 
Thor and Hymir Fishing 
 
 
 
Loki's Punishment
   
 
 
Odin and the Völva
  
 
   
Odin Hanging on the World-Tree
 
 
 
Idunn falls from the World-Tree (Hrafnagaldr Óðinns) 
 
 
   
Heimdall Blows the GjallarHorn
 
 
 
Baldur's Death
  
 
 
Nanna Grieves For Baldur 
 
 
 
The Norns: Urd, Verdandi and Skuld with Mimir's Head 
 
 
 
Odin and His Brothers Slay Ymir 
 
 
   
The Battle of Ragnarök
 
 
Odin and His Brothers Create Ask and Embla
  
 
   
THE HEROIC SAGAS

The Text Contains Additional Illustrations
from the Heroic Poems of the Edda.
These are a Selection:



Völund the Smith 
 
 
 
Völund Takes Flight
  
 
 
The Birth of Helgi Hundingsbane
 
 
 
Gunnar in the Snakepit
 
 
 
King Frodi's Mill 
 
 
 
The Veil of Fate Lifted! 
 
 


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