Waterscapes in Nordic Mythology: Blood Sacrifice & Creation

This is the first part of a short series concerning the study on the cognitive waterscapes in Old Norse literature and culture. Starting with the feelings and senses transmitted by aquatic environments in the medieval imaginary of Nordic societies.

Bibliography at the end of this video.

Introduction – 00:00

Diving in – 03:14

Blood and Sacrifice – 05:04

Sacrificing the Other – 12:16

Water Senses – 16:35

The First Spring of Life – 18:37

Sailing Towards Death – 21:40

Naming the Water – 24:46

Cosmic Rivers – 28:52

Water Boundaries – 34:31

From the Sea we Came – 37:24

The Tree and the Three – 40:40

Hvergelmir – 42:40

Mímisbrunnr – 43:48

Urðarbrunnr – 46:26

Somewhere Beyond the Sea – 50:07

Bibliography & End Screen – 53:15

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