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Giants in Scandinavian Mythology and Folklore with Dr. Tommy Kuusela

A different perspective on giants, moving from Old Norse mythology to younger folklore accounts, and a discussion of similarities and differences.

An Evening in Asgard – The Home of the Norse Gods with Lena Heide-Brennand

This on-line event will be an evening of captivating tales about the main characters of Asgard and the creatures that existed alongside them.

Basilisks & Beowulf: Monsters in the Anglo-Saxon World (2021)

Drawing on literature and art, theology, and a wealth of firsthand evidence, Basilisks and Beowulf reveals a people huddled at the edge of the known map, using the fantastic and the grotesque as a way of understanding the world around them and their place within it.

Two Sagas of Mythical Heroes: Hervor & Heidrek & Hrólf Kraki & His Champions (2021)

Passed down orally in pre-Christian Norse times, transmitted in writing in medieval Iceland, and here wielded by the hand of Jackson Crawford, the tales told in this volume retain their sharp edges and flashes of glory that never fail to slay.  

Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Pearl, & Sir Orfeo (2021)

Interpreted in a form designed to appeal to the general reader, J.R.R. Tolkien’s vivid translations of these classic poems represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals. This beautifully decorated text includes as a bonus the complete text of Tolkien’s acclaimed lecture on Sir Gawain.

The Mabinogi & Other Medieval Welsh Tales (2019)

The four stories that make up the Mabinogi, along with three additional tales from the same tradition, form this collection and compose the core of the ancient Welsh mythological cycle.

Norse Mythology (2018)

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, & Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval & Renaissance Worlds (2017)

Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history, this book moves away from "present-centred thinking" and instead places such events firmly within their social and cultural context.

Tales of Norse Mythology (2017)

Scandinavians of the Viking Age explored the mysteries of life through their sagas. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, these legends tell of passion, love, friendship, pride, courage, strength, loyalty, and betrayal.

The Book of Werewolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition (2016)

Not relegating the werewolf just to a secular and skeptical study, nor simply to spiritual banter, this work compresses an enormous span of historical material; a work which is no doubt of value to the academic and those involved with the occult at the same time.

Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels & Prodigies (2016)

Stories of restless spirits returning from the afterlife are as old as storytelling. In medieval Europe ghosts, nightstalkers and unearthly visitors from parallel worlds had been in circulation since before the coming of Christianity.

The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology & Religion (2016)

With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century.

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