Thursday, 22 October 2009

Viking experts set to gather at varsity

VIKING experts from across the world will gather at Aberdeen University today to rewrite the history of Norse mythology.

The university’s Centre for Scandinavian Studies is hosting a two-day international conference to explore new ways of looking at the subject.

Researchers say a fresh approach to written sources, place names and archaeology could change our view of the old Norse deities, including the famous god of thunder, Thor.

Scandinavian studies Professor Stefan Brink, said that re-interpretations of 13th-century sources and the old Norse poems were opening up the discipline.

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