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Seiðr Magic and Gender

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Published on Dec 6, 2018

There was no worse accusation for a Norse man than feminine behavior, and that included using the magic known as seiðr. This video looks at what this magic was and how it developed these strong associations with gender. Previous video with related information: https://youtu.be/pPPWde7SVk0

Dr. Jackson Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly UC Berkeley and UCLA). He is a historical linguist and an experienced teacher of Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, and Norwegian.

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Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162... Now available as an audiobook narrated by Jackson Crawford: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Poetic...

Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs with The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162...

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