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Yule: The Norse Winter Holiday with Dr. Mathias Nordvig

Today I chat with Dr. Mathias Nordvig of the University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age in the Nordic Studies Program there. We discuss the Norse winter holiday of Yule and how it was celebrated during the Viking Age.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Artwork of Thomas Denmark

The Nordic Mythology Channel

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Havamal – Odin’s Words of Wisdom with Dr. Jackson Crawford

Today I speak with Dr. Jackson Crawford, an Old Norse specialist, and translator teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder. We discuss the Old Norse poem Hávamál and how it contributes to our understanding of Norse myth and literature.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The History of Vikings YouTube channel

History Time

Voices of the Past

The Wanderer’s Havamal

Dr. Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda

Dr. Crawford’s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Edda

Odin

Norse Mythology

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Thingvellir and Viking Assembly Sites with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark

Today I chat with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We discuss assembly sites across the Old Norse World and the significance they had in how the Vikings governed their people.

Be sure to check out my new book  The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Viking Law and Order

Dr. Sanmark’s Biography, Work, and Publications

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

The Legendary Settlement of Iceland

Ragnar Lothbrok

Twelve Great Viking Leaders

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

The Old Norse Language with Dr. John Hines

Today I speak with Dr. John Hines, Professor of Archaeology at the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. We discuss the origin of the Old Norse language and the influence it has had across the medieval world. Additionally, we discuss the Old Norse system of writing (runes) and early examples of this type of writing.

Be sure to check out my new book  The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. John Hines Biography, Work, and Publications

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

The Vikings in Iceland

Vikings TV Series – Truths and Fictions

Vikings: Jewelry, Weapons & Social Change at The VIKINGR Exhibition

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Why Did the Viking Age Begin? with History with Hilbert

Today I chat with prolific historical YouTuber and good friend Hilbert. In today’s episode, we ask the important question ”Why did the Viking Age begin?” and discuss the causes and effects of the medieval Scandinavians.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

History with Hilbert YouTube channel

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Vikings

Vikings TV Series – Truths and Fictions

The Vikings in Ireland

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Music: Danheim – Framganga