Gods & Legends: Comparing Greek, Norse, and Shinto Religions

Gods & Legends: Comparing Greek, Norse, and Shinto Religions

*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students enroll.

Course Description: This course offers an engaging exploration of the pantheons, sacred tales, and spiritual beliefs that have shaped Greece, Scandinavia, and Japan. Delve into epic myths, decipher common folklore symbols, and uncover the intriguing connections between these traditions. Discover similarities and differences between these gods, heroes, and myths and gain a deeper understanding of polytheistic belief systems.


Level: No prior knowledge is necessary.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Tuesdays, 8:30pm U.S. Eastern Time


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Chihiro Tsukamoto

Chihiro received a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University. Chihiro reconstructed Viking Age music for her master's thesis by using Old Norse, Greek, Latin, Arabic, and archaeological materials. For her Ph.D., she researched 2000 years of music therapy around the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the end of the Ottoman Empire. She is a translator and passionate linguaphile who has studied over 20 languages. A professional pianist, harpist, and percussionist, she was a therapeutic harpist at Yale-New Haven Hospital.