Scandinavian 134: Scandinavian Mythology

Instructor: Kimberly Ball

Study of gods and goddesses, realms and beings, narratives and information that make up lore collectively referred to as Scandinavian (or Norse) mythology.  Reading and examination of this lore that is chiefly preserved in two medieval collections traditionally called the Poetic (or Elder) Edda and the Prose (or Younger) Edda, with supplementary readings in sagas and secondary sources.  Taught in English.