Asbjørnsen and Moe

Episode fourteen is about the Norwegian fairy tale collectors Asbjørnsen and Moe. Famous for their rigour, their poetry, and their expression of their national culture.

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe recorded tales such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff, East of The Sun West of The MoonThe Princess on The Glass Hill, as well as many others filled with trolls, hulder, and Ash-Lads.

The two men were best friends and lived extraordinary lives and deserve to be as well known worldwide as The Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Andrew Lang. 

Additional research from Simon Hughes, whose translations can be read at 

Music by Kai Engel, find his music at

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