Summer Abroad Europe, "Viking Visions" (Info Session) Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 4 – 5pm
Summer Abroad Europe, "Viking Visions" (Info Session)
Campus Location:International Center
Room:2119, Second Floor Conference Room
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Contact Phone #:530-752-5763
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions
Presented by:Study Abroad

Ever wonder where the stories of Odin and Thor originally come from? Or what roles shieldmaidens and powerful female deities like Freya played in the societies that created them? This program will take you deep into the Viking world. We begin amidst the stunning natural beauty of Iceland, where we read foundational texts of Viking mythology and wander along the paths of those who wrote the oral traditions down. We then move on to Northern Germany and Denmark, where we read sagas, historical chronicles, and modern adaptations of the myths, and visit reconstructed medieval villages, museums, music festivals, and excavated burial sites of ships and chieftains. Our journey ends on a celebratory note with a two-day Viking reenactment festival on the beaches of Aarhus, Denmark.

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