The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson
An Ancient Norwegian Folksong of the Holy Nights
This legendary folk song came to light in 1850, when a member of the clergy named Landstad first heard it in a lonely valley of Telemark, Norway. The epic narrative—whose origin is lost to time—tells of a young man who slept for twelve nights during the deep winter days and nights. When he finally awoke, he shared the wondrous sights he had seen. This edition of The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson is illuminated by Janet Jordan’s striking paintings, which give new life to this timeless legend and help modern readers connect more intimately with its profound meaning.