Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $260
Regular Price (after February 10): $286
Discover the relationship between the tales of Norse mythology and the cultures that produced them. Participants will learn how powerful myths preserved by Icelanders in the thirteenth century relate to the religious beliefs and practices of the pre-Christian northern world. Particular attention will be paid to the role of women in Norse culture and how, as Christianity spread and gained power, these stories descended from religion to myth to legend to fairy tale to superstition. Nine sessions.
Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried writes on myth and religion for publications and broadcast media around the world, and he is currently working on his third graduate degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
- Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H.R. Ellis Davidson, Penguin Books, ISBN-13: 978-0140136272
- The Poetic Edda, Translated by Carolyne Larrington, Oxford World’s Classics, ISBN-13: 978-0199675340
- Edda by Snorri Sturluson, Translated by Anthony Faulkes, Everyman’s Library, ISBN-13: 978-0460876162
Note: Please do not buy electronic copies of these books, since they do not have page numbers, which will be necessary for reading assignments.