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Unit 8: Pagan religions and the change to Christianity

The following video clips are useful for this unit:

The Conversion of Denmark

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The Pillars of Gamla Uppsala

Else Roesdahl on burials and pagan beliefs

3D animation of Tissø in The Viking Age

The following video is from the Grimfrost Academy:

Viking Religion (Narrated by Neil Price)

In 2012 Neil Price, who is probably the greatest living expert on Viking Mythology, delivered a series of 3 lectures focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatisation played in the mindset of the Viking Age.

Each of these lectures, which were given at Cornell University, last about 1 hour and twenty minutes, including questions at the end of each lectures. Together, they represent an excellent introduction to Viking pagan religion.

Lecture 1 – The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe

Lecture 2 – Life and Afterlife: Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age

Lecture 3 – The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual



Raiders, Traders and Settlers

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