Aptrganga: The Old Norse “Zombie”

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Emma Groeneveld
by Jackson Crawford
published on 06 December 2018
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The sagas tell us that the Vikings believed in an undead creature much like the zombie or traditional Eastern European portrayals of the vampire.

Dr. Jackson Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly UC Berkeley and UCLA). He is a historical linguist and an experienced teacher of Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, and Norwegian.

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APA Style

Crawford, J. (2018, December 06). Aptrganga: The Old Norse “Zombie”. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1603/aptrganga-the-old-norse-zombie/

Chicago Style

Crawford, Jackson. "Aptrganga: The Old Norse “Zombie”." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 06, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1603/aptrganga-the-old-norse-zombie/.

MLA Style

Crawford, Jackson. "Aptrganga: The Old Norse “Zombie”." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Dec 2018. Web. 30 Nov 2021.