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Announcing The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the release of a new book titled 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.

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Edda

Norse Mythology

Ten Legendary Female Viking Warriors

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Tolkien’s Old Norse Influences with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson

Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson, Professor of medieval Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. We discuss the ways in which Old Norse literature inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Jakobsson’s Website & Work

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Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Norse Ghosts & the Afterlife

Norse Ghosts & Funerary Rites

Edda

Saga

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Historical Worship of the Norse Gods with Dr. Terry Gunnell

Today I chat with Dr. Terry Gunnell, Professor of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland. We discuss the historical worship of the Norse gods and the evidence available for this in literature, archeology, and runic inscriptions. 

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Gunnell’s Books & More of His Work

Eitri – The Norse Artifacts Database

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Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Norse Ghosts & the Afterlife

Norse Ghosts & Funerary Rites

Norse-Viking Symbols & Meanings

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The Life & Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok with Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Elizabeth Ashman Rowe of Cambridge University about the life and legend of Ragnar Lothbrok. In this episode, we discuss historical sources for his life and how studying him can contribute to a greater understanding of the Viking Age.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Vikings in the West: The Legend of Ragnarr Lodbrok and His Sons

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

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The Life & Work of Snorri Sturluson with Dr. Vésteinn Ólason

Today I chat with Dr. Vésteinn Ólason former director of the Arni Magnusson Institute, the foremost repository of old Icelandic manuscripts. He is also a retired professor of literature and an author who has written numerous books on literary history and criticism. We discuss the life and work of medieval Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

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