The Swedish Nobel Prize laureate, Selma Lagerlöf, wrote a fairy-tale novel for children with the purpose of teaching them about their homeland, translated into English as
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
. It contains a dualistic cosmogonic naaration:
The Legend of Småland
. The material contained in it underwent a double folklorization. Its content: How the Lord together with Saint Peter created the Småland plateau. Saint Peter took the place of the figure of Satan. Similarly to the beliefs of other European peoples, both Hungarian and Russian Christian tradition als include apocryphal parabiblical narratives telling how God and Satan/Saint Peter together created the world and man. The
Legend of Småland
is a striking example of literary transplantation and adaptation.