‘The Viking’ poem

Dublin Core

Title

‘The Viking’ poem

Subject

Viking, vikings, poem, poetry, poet, poems, Adelaide, Freya, J.A. Fort, Norsemen, Odin, legend, legends, raid, The Register, SA, saga, ships, skald, South Australia, The Spectator, Thor, Valhalla

Description

A poem by J.A. Fort published in the UK magazine The Spectator and reprinted on page 5 of the Adelaide newspaper The Register on September 25, 1926. The poem describes the attraction of going on a Viking raid by ship, including the knowledge that if you are killed you will go to Valhalla and meet Norse gods such as Odin, Thor and Freya, as skalds sing and tell sagas. The poem was presumably reprinted as it was considered of interest to the readers of the newspaper.

Creator

Fort, J.A.

Source

National Library of Australia; The Spectator

Publisher

The Spectator; The Register

Date

25 September, 1926

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Poem; Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Poem; PDF

Citation

“‘The Viking’ poem ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 25, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/492.