Friday, July 18, 2008

Why Iceland - history podcast review

The German Cultural History podcast (aka German Medieval Cultural History) has a short word for this blog, reporting I reviewed him and imperturbable goes on to his subject: Iceland. Why Iceland? This was supposed to be podcast about German Culture.

The point is that what we know about Germanic gods, culture and mythology of the pre-Christian age, has been reported in Iceland. Snorri Sturluson's writings about Norse mythology from the late middle ages are the closest approximation that we can get to the Gods the German tribes in the early Middle Ages may have worshiped, before they got turned into Christians. You cannot say that this IS the German Culture of the early Middle Ages, but it surely is related and it gives the best material for reconstruction.

I like this podcast and am very curious how it is going to proceed. This detour to Iceland was a surprise, though well understood and expected. I wonder what is going to come next.

German Cultural History - Podcast Review.

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