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From Olympus to Valhalla: How Greek and Norse Mythological Traditions Inspired Deity Worship

Richard Sacks, professor of English and comparative literature, journeys into the world of the ancient gods. By comparing the ancient Greek and Norse mythological traditions, he gets to the heart of what inspired people to worship and revere these deities. In this Continuing Education lecture, Sacks explores important themes like divine power, destiny and creation and gives us a better understanding of the past, and perhaps ultimately of ourselves.

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Shot: Feb 08, 2002
Published: Feb 20, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002