Mythology, Occidental Mythology, Talks Concepts of Norse Myth Date: March 18, 2021Author: Javier Girona 4 Comments Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Excellent graphic. I’ll send it to my 4 children and new granddaughter. My younger children are over here in very historic Tønsberg, which was Norge’s first city. It is very near the Viking Ship Mounds and VikingSenter in Borre.
Tønsberg has a large, natural high round plateau which was an impregnable redoubt, giving it security other Norwegian towns didn’t have … until the Swedes took and wrecked it with cannon fire.
It may be the nicest town in Norway, if not the world. Nice beaches east on Oslo Fjord’s western shore.
Thank you for the comment. I have never visited the town Tønsberg, all the learning gained on Norse myth has been from reading, not from visiting. Looking at pictures it seems a beautiful town, historically important for Norway and for the viking age. I have seen that there is some sort of activity in which a replica viking boat navigates the waters of the town.
Yes, but I believe the Viking boat down on Tønsberg’s wharf is motorized, so you don’t have to row it yourself. 🙂
The Viking Ship Museum up in Oslo are where the restored ships and best Viking works are displayed. Lots of other excellent museums in Oslo too, including in Akershus Festning/Fortress – Norway’s Pentagon. Then there is the quite beautiful Oscarsborg island festning which still has its Krupp guns and hidden torpedo battery which sank brand-new German heavy cruiser Bluecher in the early hours of 9 April 1940: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ79i11JSnU
Nidaros Cathedral up in Trondheim is where Norway’s kings are crowned.
Lots of history … or a troll or two … behind every tree in Norway … which has countless trees, of course. 🙂
Mask up and take care!
Thank you Lou for all the sharing, I really appreciate. Besides, I don’t get many comments in my website, which make me feel double the happier your comments :-). I am looking forward to visit Oslo and experience some of the museums. It is a must in any big city to enjoy their museums, and bearing in mind my readings, writings and general interest in Norse myth, the subject interests me greatly and visiting the museums will be of great enjoyment.
I really enjoy reading about pagan myth, about anthropology which looks at native, non-christian myth. I have three more talks coming on Norse myth, two about the book The Prose Edda and a third about a book wrote by an Oxford University professor. The imagination, and connectedness of Norse myth, especially the creation myth, and the concept of time and space, is of especial interest to me, especially after having read Mircea Elieade and his generic findings in these concepts, which can be applied to Norse myth.
Thank you very much for all your comments!!