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Discover what Vikings did when they were at home in this fun medieval history and literature podcast about the Icelandic sagas. Hosted by two medieval literature professors with beards.

Saga Brief 9 - Thor: The Intersection of Viking Mythology and Popular Culture (Live)

November 17, 2017

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 In this Saga Brief, John and Andy visit Seminole State College to talk about Thor in all his incarnations, from the Proto-Germanic god of thunder to the hammer throwing stud of the Marvel Comic Universe.  You can access the PowerPoint slides here: Thor Presentation.

Special thanks to Michael Mendoza for inviting us and organizing this event. We are also grateful to Aaron Hanlin and the Grindle Honors Insitute at Seminole State College for generously funding our travel. And thank you to the students of Seminole State for your kind attention and enthusiasm. 

If you're interested in having Saga Thing come to your university, contact us at sagathingpodcast@gmail.com.

Music: 
Intro to Saga Brief - from Icelandic Folk Music: Tröllaslagur