DVD - 2021
"Think you know Thor? Loki? The Valkyries? Think again. Packed with gods, anti-gods, magical figures, human heroes, religious practices, and literary devices, the 24 lectures of Norse Mythology lay bare the reasons for our enduring fascination with Norse myths. Jackson Crawford also connects the dots between the Icelandic sagas of human heroes and the culture and worldview of the pre-modern Scandinavian peoples."
- Great courses.
- Instructional films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Chantilly, VA :
The Great Courses
- Item Description
- "The Great courses, Topic: Literature & Language ; Subtopic: Ancient literature & mythology"--Cover.
"Course no. 60020"--Container and disc labels.
Originally produced in 2021.
24 lectures lasting approximately 28 minutes each.
Program content: ©2021.
- Physical Description
- 4 videodiscs (678 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course book (iv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
- DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
- Accompanying course guidebook includes bibliographical references (p. 191-19).
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- Disc 1.
- Meeting the Norse gods of the Viking Age ;
- Fate and the Norse worldview ;
- The Norse art of mythic storytelling ;
- The Norse gods are characters with flaws ;
- The Norse creation : dawn of strife ;
- First humans, the Nine realms, and Yggdrasil
- Disc 2.
- Loki and his children ;
- Balder's death : tragic murder of a god ;
- Ragnarok : the final battle and fall ;
- Thor among the gods' enemies ;
- Thor among the gods ;
- Odin, Lord of War and the Dead
- Disc 3.
- Odin and wisdom ;
- A second family of gods? : the Vanir ;
- Valkyries and the Goddess Freyia ;
- Dwarves, elves, trolls, and zombies ;
- Odin and the rise of the Volsungs ;
- The fall of the greatest Volsung hero
- disc 4.
- Viking history becomes Volsung myth ;
- Shieldmaidens, berserkers, and bear men ;
- Norse religion, sacrifice, and festivals
- Norse magic : spells, curses, and runes
- After life : Gel and Valhalla
- The enduring appeal of Norse mythology.