Units of Study

RLST2631 - Celtic and Germanic Mythology

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Carole Cusack


This unit investigates the mythology and the religion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples. It ranges from prehistoric sites of Hallstatt (800 BCE) and Jastorf (350 BCE) to the Christian Middle Ages, when mythological collections (e.g. the Eddas and the Lebor Gebala) were complied. Sources used include archaeology, texts, folkloric survivals, and Indo-European mythology. It covers deities and the supernatural; sacred times and places; kingship and priesthood; goddesses; death and afterlife; and the conversion of the Celts and Germans to Christianity.


1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd text-based assignment (30%), tutorial presentation (20%)


Course Reader


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points from Religion Studies, or equivalent as assessed by the Department


RLST2001, RLST2002

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