Faroese ballads (føroysk kvæði) have an oral tradition over many centuries. The Faroese language survived due to the ballads and the Faroese dance.
Harra Pætur og Elinborg Edit
Faroese stamps 1982. Artist: Bárður Jákupsson.
FR 69: Pætur's Departure.
FR 70: Elinborg waiting for Pætur.
FR 71: Elinborg and Pætur Meet Again.
Faroese stamps 1986. Artist: Bárður Jákupsson.
FR 124: The farmer in the wood.
FR 125: The farmer meets Skrímsla.
FR 127: The farmer and the castle.
Brúsajøkils kvæði Edit
Faroese stamps 1994. Artist: Bárður Jákupsson.
FR 258: Ásbjørn sails for Herjaland.
FR 259: Ásbjørn meets Brúsajøkil.
FR 260: Ormar kills the cat.
FR 261: The fight between Ormar and Brúsajøkil.
Brynhildar táttur Edit
Faroese stamps 1998. Artist: Anker Eli Petersen.
FR 320: Brynhild and Buðli.
FR 321: Grani jumps the fire wall.
FR 322: Brynhild, Sigurd and the rings.
FR 323: Guðrun and Grani.
Ormurin Langi Edit
Faroese stamps 2006. 10 stamps in a miniature sheet depicting scenes of the popular Faroese ballad Ormurin langi (The Long Serpent), written by the farmer Jens Christian Djurhuus about 1830. These are the first stamps by the Faroese artist Vígdis Sigmundsdóttir. Further readings about this issue at Tjatsi.fo
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