The Northman: Cults, Rituals and Symbols

On this video I shall take the opportunity to speak about the movie The Northman (2022) by Sjón and Robert Eggers. I will focus on the explanation of the cults, rituals and symbols expressed in the movie. I hope this video is useful to you.

Bibliography at the end of this video.

Introduction – 00:00

Helmets, Swords and Masks – 07:04

Animal Symbology: Ravens – 09:43

Oath Rings and ex-Votos – 14:27

The Tree of the Hanged – 15:57

The Heathen Temple – 21:52

The Trickster – 26:49

The Initiation of the Cub – 30:05

The Dog – 33:35

Horns of Power & Odinic Figures – 36:51

Bare-serkir – 44:34

Björnulfr – 50:18

Thralldom – 56:25

Slavic Paganism – 59:35

Shadow Fox – 01:03:42

Seiðmaðr – 01:07:58

He-Witch – 01:13:45

Cult of the Severed Head – 01:15:21

Ægishjálmr – 01:19:06

The Serpent – 01:22:41

Power Objects and Magic Swords – 01:26:00

The Cult of Freyr – 01:28:38

A Funeral to Þórir – 01:35:51

Riding the Psychopomp – 01:38:13

Dental Mutilation – 01:40:43

Celestial Swan – 01:45:41

Bibliography – 01:54:02

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