Viking Myths and Rituals on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is among the most spectacular localities within the Viking world. Settled by the Norsemen in the ninth century, it played a significant part in the control of seaways in and beyond the Irish Sea.
Traces of Norse culture in the Isle of Man are manifold – spectacular and lavishly equipped ship burials, settlement sites and fortifications, silver hoards, and magnificent stone crosses with runic inscriptions and mythological and heroic imagery.
This booklet is part of the Languages, Myths and Finds project that ran 2013-14. The aim of the project was to encourage conversations between specialist university academics and advanced students in Old Norse and Viking Studies and local communities around Britain and Ireland who were interested in knowing more about their Viking Heritage.