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This is a short video to introduce MOIRAI's latest concert project on the Old Norse poetic Edda. More information can be found here:

Christina Lee (University of Nottingham), ‘ Forged in Hekla’ s Ashes: Old Norse Myths and German Unification’. Chaired by Matthias Egeler. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016.

Richard North (UCL), ‘ More Vikings in Spain: Jómsvíkinga sagaand a scene in For Whom the Bell Tolls’. Chaired by Sarah Baccianti. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016.

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Freya af Göteborg [Freya of Gothenburg]. Charter expedition ship with highest ice class for Arctic/Antarctic sea ice. Owner: Rederi AB Origo/Origo Shipping Company. Home port: Göteborg Hamn [Gothenburg Harbour], Sweden. Built 1981, named Fyrbjörn.…

This popular website, run by writer Dan McCoy, intends to provide "reliable, well-documented information on the fascinating mythology and religion of the Norse/Germanic peoples." It has a section on learning Old Norse.

The Asgard Besttatungen has three branches in Berlin - this photo was taken on Schönhauser Allee. It is not clear if the company promotes Asatru faith or is in any way connected with pagan religious practice.

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Götterdämmerung ('Twilight of the Gods' - a mistranslation of Ragnarök) is the final Opera of Wagner's 'Ring Cycle' based on the Old Norse myth cycle. This poster is from a 1998 production by the Hungarian State Opera (Magyar Állami Operaház).

Snaptun stone is tuyère which protect the bellows from a heat of a blacksmith's forge. It has been found on a beach near Snaptun, Demark. On the stone has been carved face with long, curled moustache and stitched mouth. Researchers have identified…

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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)

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The Loki mountain bike, named for the Norse god, is marketed as being like Loki in that it can be all things to all people.

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A kayak model named for Loki.

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Protective gear and clothing for Motocross. Branded with the name of Thor, but there is no explanation for the choice on the site.

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An IT company trading on the name of Odin. Nothing on the website explains why they have chosen the Norse god's name for their company.

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The Freya brand of lingerie makes more sense than some examples of appropriation of Norse themes.

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TYR swimwear, because sport is war! A range of swim- and sportswear named for the Norse god of war.

A company making sanitary ware that appears to be named for the Norse giant Ymir.

Liebig Company used a series of images of Old Norse gods and heroes to advertise their meat products in the late nineteenth century, some influenced by Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. The company was headquartered in London.
'A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the size of his heart.'

▼ CAST ▼
Zeus: Nice Peter

Thor: EpicLLOYD

▼ CREW ▼

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Seminar questions about the role of misalliance in Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál and Skírnismál with specific reference to Njörðr and Freyr.
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