Icelandic Myth And Saga
Warriors or poets? Christians or Pagans? Who were the medieval Icelanders who gave us the tales of Viking sagas and such unruly gods as Odin, Thor, and Loki? In this course we will explore the early literature of Iceland and uncover a world of violence and tenderness, cunning and stupidity, capricious gods and formidable women, preposterous tales and rich poetry.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in the tales and myths of northern Europe. No prior knowledge required.
Training Course Content
This course focuses on the stories of the Viking age: both fantastical mythical tales, and historically-grounded sagas. Students will be given some essential historical information to enhance their understanding of, and pleasure in reading, these marvellous stories. We will read myths of the world's creation, and the unique cosmology of the nine realms; of the exploits of such gods as Odin the All-father, Thor the thunderer, and the trickster Loki; and of the apocalyptic battle of Ragnark. We will also discover the broad cast of characters in Icelandic saga, from the warrior-poet Egil, unwanted berserkers, and irritating ghosts, to the beardless lawyer Njal, and the matriarchal figure of Gudrun.
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