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Shamanism in the Icelandic Sagas: the case of seiðr

CANADIAN NORDIC SOCIETY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

Wednesday, January 18   7:30 p.m.

The Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street W. Ottawa (off Elgin St)

Céline Leduc, PhD.

Shamanism in the Icelandic Sagas: the case of seiðr

Scholars have long argued over the nature of seiðr, a set of rituals practised by the ancient Scandinavians at the time of the Vikings (9th to 11th centuries). Recent research shows that seiðr is clearly shamanic in nature.

Céline Leduc holds a Doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa, where she currently teaches.  Her interests include Viking Age religions, contacts between the Vikings and the Saami, ritual studies and the anthropology of religion.

 

Information: https://www.facebook.com/canadiannordicsociety/events. or   (613) 733-1744

Ambassador Sigurjónsson will present a historical overview of Icelandic-Canadian relations over the past 1000 years, and will identify common interests of Iceland and Canada at the beginning of the 21st Century.

Everyone welcome

Admission: CNS Members; Friends of Iceland members – no charge: Non Members $5

Information: Tim Mark (613) 733-1744