An essential guide to viking culture and traditions

Vikings are more popular than ever before thanks to the numerous documentaries and tv-series that have popped up on various streaming platforms over the past decade. Us viewers often wonder what is historically accurate and what is completely made-up to make good television in series and movies about the fierce warriors and tradesmen from the North. In this lecture we will step into the captivating world of the Vikings and delve into their rich culture and enduring traditions. Fancy a digital journey back in time to explore the legendary tales, customs, and beliefs that defined these seafaring warriors? Ready to reveal what is made-up and what is true? From their mastery of shipbuilding to their intricate societal structures and awe-inspiring sagas, discover the complexities of Viking life that continue to intrigue and inspire us today. Gain a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of the Vikings and the indelible mark they left on history in this exploration of their culture and traditions.


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

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23 Sep 2024 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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