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A tug / pilot vessel used to guide large ships in and out of Reykjavik harbour - named after Thor's son Magni, gifted with prodigious strength.
This is a short video to introduce MOIRAI's latest concert project on the Old Norse poetic Edda. More information can be found here:

Andrey Korovin (Moscow State Pedagogical University), ‘ Thorvald Kondrason as a Saga Hero and the Main Character in a Historical Novel’. Chaired by Alison Killilea. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25…

Carl Phelpstead (Cardiff University), ‘ Past and Present Identities in Margaret Elphinstone’ s Islanders’. Chaired by Dieuwke la Roi. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016.

Matthew Driscoll (University of Copenhagen/Ulster University), ‘ Stories for all time: The Icelandic Fornaldarsögur’. Chaired by Orla Murphy. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016.

A photograph of Snorri's bath at Reykholt, Iceland. There used to be a tunnel from the cellar of Snorri's house to just above the bath. The tunnel is now filled in.

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Harðfiskur (English 'stockfish') is a delicious snack of naturally dried fish that is commonly eaten with butter on it. This brand is marketed as 'Viking'.

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Viking Schnaps is an alcoholic drink available in various flavours that are named for the Norse gods. Its tagline is 'Pure natural drink for real Vikings)

In one section of the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm representing the Viking period, Swedish women are represented in one individual display case by a great number of keys found in various archaeological digs. Keys are everyday and familiar…

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Grágás is the Icelandic law code that exists in several editions. This is the edition found in Codex Regius.

Bibliographic reference for most recent printing:
'Grágás: Konungsbók genoptrykt efter Vilhjálmur Finsens udgave 1852', ed. by…

Information leaflet about the Sólfar sculpture, often described as a 'Viking ship' and the artist Jón Gunnar Árnason.

Sólfar / Sun Voyager by artist Jón Gunnar Árnason is often described as a Viking ship, when in fact the inspiration is more complex, as this information put together by the artist's daughter, Thorbjörg Jónsdóttir, explains. The document…

Ales produced by Einstök ölgerð, and featuring a viking with beard and horned helmet on the label (the Einstök logo).

Essay Question: To what extent do the authors of Gísla saga Súrssonar and Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar critique Icelandic law and the sentence of outlawry?

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The Ytri-Ásar sword was found by hunters at Ytri-Ásar in southern Iceland in 2016. It is being conserved now and was on display briefly when this photograph was taken.

Notes produced by Rebecca Merkelbach for an introductory lecture at Cambridge on Gísla saga Súrssonar (one of the Sagas of Icelanders dealing with the outlaw Gísli ).

A handout produced by Rebecca Merkelbach to accompany an introductory lecture at Cambridge on Gísla saga Súrssonar (one of the Sagas of Icelanders dealing the outlaw figure Gísli).

Week 7 lecture handout Laxdœla saga.pdf
Handout on Laxdœla saga saga (The Saga of the People of Laxárdalr) by Joanne Shortt Butler, including extracts from the saga, a family tree and reading list.

Scandinavian history in the Viking Age.pdf
A short handout produced by Joanne Shortt Butler on the topic of Ari Thorgilsson’s Book of the Icelanders and Icelandic Identity, including a short reading list, questions, and a glossary of terms and characters.
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