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Scandinavian Werewolves

  • 09/05/2023
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online talk

Scandinavian Werewolves

A Folklore Society online talk by

Tommy Kuusela (Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala, Sweden)

Tuesday 9 May 2023, 18:00 BST

In this talk, we will meet the werewolf from Old Norse sources through to contemporary popular culture in Scandinavia. The talk will mostly focus on descriptions of the werewolf as recorded in Swedish folklore archives, where it differs from later depictions in popular culture. Werewolves abound in Scandinavian folklore and we have thousands of descriptions of them in the archives. The talk will also address the question of animal transformation in folklore.

Tommy Kuusela is a researcher and archivist at The Institute for Language and Folklore in Uppsala, Sweden. He has a PhD in History of Religions and is a folklorist who has written more than 50 articles on his research interests. He is also the host of Sweden’s biggest podcast on folklore – När man talar om trollen.

Tickets £6.00 (£4.00 for Folklore Society members with Promo Code: Log in to the Members Only area to get the Code): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scandinavian-werewolves-tickets-535976298537

Every ticket sold helps to support the work of The Folklore Society

Image Credit: painting by Robin Kuusela, with permission