Six Questions XXI: Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran

Academics in ancient Germanic studies turn to a variety of extensions of anthropology to make sense of the ancient Germanic record. One of the most important of these academic disciplines is folklore studies, the academic study of folklore. The term folklore encompasses a variety of genres—from myth and legend to jokes and recipes, each of them everyday elements of human discourse both yesterday and today, in all corners of the globe and in all layers of society.

For Six Questions XXI, interviewed Canadian-American folklorist and writer Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran. Residing in Nova Scotia, Canada, MacCath-Moran discusses her upbringing, her areas of academic focus (including studies on the place of Norse myth in metal music and the topic of unverified person gnosis (UPG) in modern Paganism), and elements derived from Germanic myth in her own fiction.