Norse Mythology: Exploring the Eddas

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, February 27 – April 24 (class will not meet March 27)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Karl E. H. Seigfried

Take a tour through the Eddas, two medieval texts that are primary sources of information about Norse myth. We will explore tales of gods and goddesses such as mighty Thor, mystical Odin, and mysterious Freya as we examine the stories that inspired Richard Wagner, J.R.R. Tolkien, Led Zeppelin, and Marvel Comics.

Karl E. H. Seigfried teaches Norse religion at Carthage College and writes The Norse Mythology Blog, voted Best Religion Weblog 2012. He holds degrees in literature and music from UC-San Diego, UW-Madison, and UT-Austin.

Materials List
Required:
The Poetic Edda. Trans. Carolyne Larrington, Oxford World’s Classics, 2009. ISBN: 0199538387
Sturluson, Snorri. Edda. Trans. Anthony Faulkes. Everyman’s Library, 1995. ISBN: 0460876163
Davidson, H. R. Ellis. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. Penguin Books, 1965. ISBN: 0140136274

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190
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