"The Lore" and You


What we usually call “the lore” is a bewildering mixture of documents from different times and places, written for multiple audiences and various purposes. How can we approach this material without turning into “Edda-thumpers” on the one hand, or dismissing it all as “written by Christians” on the other? Further, much has been written about these ancient sources in the modern day, but how do you tell the difference between legitimate scholarship and deluded piffle? This workshop will provide you with a framework for assessing ancient and modern sources and for using them critically. (Note: this class is based on a workshop presented jointly by Gróa and Annie Cúglas Humphries at the 2019 East Coast Thing.)