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The giant bird

The most famous legend about Mt. Stetind is the story of the Giant Bird. This is an old Sámi legend, written down by Just F. Qvigstad in 1922. Qvigstad was, among other things, a folklorist and was researching the Sámi language. He started his research in 1878, and in 1920 received a scholarship from the state for studying Sámi culture and history together with the Finnish, Kven and Sámi languages. Qvigstad’s work “Sámi Fairy Tales and Legends I-IV” is our most important written source of Sámi folklore today.
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