Announcement: Summer Old Norse Class

My  colleague Larissa is going to be offering an online course in Old Norse this summer, and I highly recommend it for those of you curious about the language. Larissa is an accomplished linguist and medievalist and I highly, highly recommend her class.

The Eddas are important texts for us Heathens. While they are not sacred in and of themselves, they contain doorways and windows to the sacred. We can learn important things about our Gods and ancestors through them. We do ourselves a disservice by reading in translation. There is a saying very well known in translation studies: “translator-traitor.” In other words, the moment you’re dealing with a text in translation, you’re not longer dealing with the actual text. There is so much that we miss. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire the basics of what is for us as Heathens, a very important language.  

 Course Description: This course will be an intensive introduction to the Old Norse language and literature. It will provide an overview of Old Norse grammar, as well as a brief survey of the Eddas. Readings will include excerpts from Gylfaginning of the Prose Edda, Hávamál and Völuspá of the Poetic Edda, and others depending upon student interest. The course will run once a week for 10 weeks, from June 3rd – Aug. 5th. The instructor will provide materials. No prior knowledge of Old Norse or Icelandic is necessary. If interested, please email 
Time: Sundays at 7pm EST. 

Price: $250, payable in 4 installments if necessary. 

About the instructor: Larissa is currently a PhD student in Medieval Studies at Yale University. She has a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland. Her mission is to make Old Norse more accessible to a wider audience. 


please contact her directly at larissa.parthenon at if interested.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on May 23, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Man, I really want to take this. But for once, I have the money, but most likely not the time! Do you know if she’ll be offering this in the fall or at any other name as well?


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