All the tales and legends are from Sweden, my native country. Since I usually describe where the story comes from by Swedish geography, that is the historical provinces of the country, you might want to check out this map.
Learning is Good but Enough is Best
The Priest and the Precentor
Golden Apples with Silver Leaves
The Swedish word for legends is sägner. A sägen is a tale that, unlike a fairy- or folktale, people believed to be true. It was often rather short, or seemingly trivial, or used to explain a name, event or phenomenon.
I'm working on a "project" (more like a rule to help me decide what stories to translate, really) where I pick a legend from each of Sweden's historical provinces. Those have their own subcategory, and I will fill them in one after another.
The Crossdressing Maid - Called so by me since it's about the custom of wearing men's clothes as protection.
Kersti of Röckla - A legend about trolls and childbirth from Småland.
The Knight of Elleholm - A bit of an unorthodox Christmas tale.
The Stockholm Bloodbath - A couple of legends surrounding this notorious event in Swedish history.
Blekinge - About "Kabbelgatt-Nisse", the spirit of ships.
Bohuslän - A (originally Norwegian) legend about a priest who rode the Devil to preaching practise.
Dalsland - About the daughter of a priest who knew some ill tricks.
Gotland - In which supernatural seduction leads to quite dire consequences.
Halland - A Danish Queen practises some unusual war tactics.
Närke - Shows what happens when you anger a tomte.
Skåne - Featuring a brave woman and a haunted inn.
Småland - The tragic tale of a knight and his banishment.
Västergötland - A legend about the inevitability of Fate.
Öland - A couple of giants' attempt to build a bridge leaves lasting impressions on the landscape.
Östergötland - A dead man's hunting luck is revealed to be the result of several amorous adventures.
A list of names for ghosts and other creatures of death in Swedish folklore
A post with folk tale illustrations by Swiss-Swedish artist Hans Arnold
A short excerpt from a text on the use of snakes in love magic.
Human blood as a cure for disease
Hammers in Norse religion and Scandinavian folklore