Big Per, and
Greedy Per, heroic ancestors of Per Anders Juvika.
Per Anders Juvika
Per Anders Juvika, a prosperous eighteenth century Norwegian farmer who rules his family as a patriarch.
Ane, Per Anders Juvika’s wife.
Jens, Per Anders’ son, who is wild and reckless like the old Juvikings.
Per, Per Anders’ other son, a gentle and hardworking young man. Like his brother Jens, he is ruled by his father.
Valborg, Per’s wife, picked out for him by his father.
Beret, daughters of Per Anders.
Mikkal, Aasel’s husband, a hard worker and a good provider.
Anders Haaberg, Per and Valborg’s son. He takes over the family farm.
Petter Haaberg, Anders’ worthless brother. He is a sly and reckless man.
Solvi, a Laplander, Anders’ first wife. Suspected of being a witch, she is sent back to her father, but she and her child are killed on the way home by a rock slide. Having yielded to the pressure of his superstitious neighbors, Anders broods much over her death.
Massi Liness, Anders’ second wife.
Ola Engdal, a rival of Anders for...
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