Nordic MythologySummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Literature, Religious Studies, History
Location: Copenhagen
Session 1

The religion and worldview of the pre-Christian Scandinavians is reflected in the mythology preserved in medieval texts and poems from the Viking Age. This course is based on readings of these primary texts and the Icelandic Sagas that provide further glimpses into the culture and values of the Vikings. Analysis of the sagas as anthropological source material, as well as literature, completes the course.


Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer

DIS Summer Faculty (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology at the University of Copenhagen in addition to courses about storytelling at DIS. With DIS since 2006.