Updated: Jun 4
LETS CONTINUE WITH.....
The goddess Freya journeys to the underground world of the goblins - sworn enemies of the gods. They have a fantastic necklace that Freya wants. But there's a high price to pay for it...a big, sloppy kiss for each goblin!
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Freya is the Viking goddess of the weather and the seasons - Odin has chosen her to control the wind, sun and rain.
Freya is beautiful - though Loki thinks all she's interested in is fine clothes and jewellery. Freya stumbles across a cave in Midgard and goes inside. There she finds goblins mining for silver, gold and gems. The goblins are the sworn enemies of the gods and Freya knows she'll be in trouble if anyone finds out what she's doing. But she sees a necklace the goblins have crafted, which she decides she must possess- whatever the cost. So the goblins name their price - a big kiss for each of them!
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Freya returns to Asgard having kissed the goblins. When her husband, Odur, sees the necklace he is highly suspicious and wants to know where Freya got it from. She is forced at admit that she received the necklace from the goblins and Odur feels so shamed that he runs away from Asgard...and Odin determines that Freya must wear the necklace as a symbol of her shame.
Later, Loki, decides he will 'help' Freya by stealing the necklace. He transforms into a fly to enter her chamber and takes the necklace. But he has been seen by Heimdall - guardian of the rainbow bridge. Heimdall takes Loki to Odin, who determines that Freya has suffered enough and that it is time to send word to Odur to return.
1. What is the name of the Viking goddess of the weather and seasons?
2. What event prompts Freya to want a new dress?
3. What is Freya's husband called, and what is he like?
4. Why does Freya go into the cave?
5. What price must Freya pay for the necklace?
MORE MUSIC ABOUT TROLLS/GOBLINS
Tempo and dynamics: notice how the music gets faster (‘accelerando’) and louder (‘crescendo’).
In this story there is
A boy - Peer
A Mountain King - King Troll
Thinking about the characters in the story, what do you think may be happening in the hall of the Mountain King during this music?
Grieg also wrote a few other goblin pieces for solo piano
‘Kobold’ and ‘The Goblin’s Bridal Procession’.
Goblins a go-go