Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Norse Mythologist
Location Chicago, Illinois
Introduction Karl writes The Norse Mythology Blog. A mythologist and musician in Chicago, he teaches Norse mythology classes for Newberry Library's Continuing Education Program. He has taught Norse mythology at Loyola University Chicago and Norse religion at Carthage College.

Karl wrote all Ásatrú definitions in the Religion Newswriters Association's Religion Stylebook and has been featured as writer and lecturer on mythology and religion by On Religion Magazine (UK), Interfaith Ramadan (Italy), Joseph Campbell Foundation, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Wagner Society of America and Wheaton College.

Karl holds degrees in literature and music from University of California at San Diego, University of Wisconsin at Madison and University of Texas at Austin. He also studied literature and art history at Loyola University Chicago Rome Center in Italy. He recently received an academic scholarship from University of Chicago Divinity School and is now working on an MA in Religion.
Interests Germanic Myth, Germanic Mythology, Germanic Religion, Germanic Studies, Norse Myth, Norse Mythology, Norse Religion, Scandinavian Studies
Favorite Movies Asterix and the Vikings, Beowulf, Beowulf and Grendel, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Die Nibelungen, Return of the King, Saga of Bjorn, Thor, Thor: Tales of Asgard, Valhalla, The Viking
Favorite Music Amon Amarth, Bathory, Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, Robert Calvert, Edvard Grieg, Heidevolk, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Led Zeppelin, Ernest Reyer, The Sword, Tyr, Uriah Heep, Richard Wagner
Favorite Books Age of Fable, Beowulf, Caesar's Commentaries, Children of Odin, Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, Corpus Poeticum Boreale, Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend, Edda, Fenrir, Fridthjof's Saga, The Gallic Wars, Geography of Strabo, Germania, Germanische Mythologie, Gods of Asgard, Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, Gods of the Ancient Northmen, Gothic History of Jordanes, Handbuch der Detuschen Mythologie, Heimskringla, Heroic Saga-Cycle of Dietrich of Bern, History of Germany, History of the Danes, History of the Wars (Procopius), The Hobbit, In Northern Mists, Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, Lord of the Rings, Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe, Myth and Religion of the North, Myths of Northern Lands, Nibelungenlied, Pagan Scandinavia, Perfect Wagnerite, Poetic Edda, Prose Edda, Religion of the Teutons, Runelight, Runemarks, Saga Library, Saga of Hrolf Kraki, Saga of the Volsungs, Sagas of the Icelanders, Scandinavian Mythology, Sea of Trolls, Tales of a Wayside Inn, Teutonic Myth and Legend, Teutonic Mythology, The Vikings, Viking Tales from the North, Wolfsangel