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Golden Goddess of Birch and the Birth of Wisdom

January 21st, 2017

Freya by John Bauer

My friend Andreas Kornevall is a fabulous storyteller and musician – you can see him at Treadwell’s Bookshop on the 10th March 2017. The evening starts at 7.30pm and cost £10. Book your ticket here for an inspiring evening of myth and music!

Golden Goddess of Birch and the Birth of Wisdom

A deep journey of story into Northern Myth, Ritual, Runes and Cosmology by Norse Storyteller – Andreas Kornevall.

An evening of storytelling and lively conversation into Norse Myths and Culture. We will hear the Norse Creation Myth and the story that lies at the very heart of Norse Mythology: the Birth of Wisdom.

The story of the Birth of Wisdom tells us of the ancient war between the Sky Gods (the Aesir) and the Nature Spirits (the Vanir), a seemingly endless struggle that only met its peaceful resolution through a being called Kvasir, Wisdom. We will ask: where is Kvasir today?

There are two parts to the evening: the first will be a storytelling performance and in the second half we will explore these sacred stories together. Andreas will also link the runes to the creation myth, and show how each sequence of the creation myth have a corresponding rune symbol. Much of the material presented in the workshop has never been translated into English.

Expect an evening of insight into the Northern myth-world.

Andreas Kornevall

Andreas Kornevall is a Swedish storyteller, mythographer, writer and environmentalist living in Lewes, East Sussex. He is a contributing author of – a site which brings together top experts and authors writing about myths and folklore.

In 2014 he worked with with Sussex Past, the oldest archaeological society in the UK, to revive the ancient Pagan Anglo-Saxon Creation Myth, telling stories inside the iconic Lewes Castle.

He is also an active member of the “Forn Sed” (Old Customs Association) in Sweden which works closely with ancient Norse culture and traditions, unearthing old legends, forgotten folklore and endangered Norse languages.

All his tellings are accompanied with musical instruments such as drums, frame drums, flutes and horns.”