A black and white illustration of Walpurgis Night

WALPURGISNACHT: FOLKLORE & POPULAR CULTURE (LA Online)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thu. Apr. 29, 2021
7:30 pm PDT - 8:45 pm PDT

Instructor
Mikel J. Koven

Admission
$10 BUY TICKETS HERE or buy a Miskatonic LA Full Semester pass for $40 HERE

Walpurgisnacht, the evening of the 30th of April, is said to be one of the holiest days of witch’s calendar; the night before the feast of Saint Walpurga, who drove the witches out of Germany. Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, declared Walpurgisnacht one of the holiest days of the Satanic year. It was said that on this evening, covens of witches would gather on Brocken mountain in Northern Germany, to weave their nefarious evil. This class explores the folklore surrounding Walpurgisnacht and its representation in popular culture, including the poetry of Goethe, the music of Mendelssohn, the folk rock/folk metal sounds of Faun, and of course the films of Paul Naschy. How does all this fit together? Only the witches know and will reveal all on Walpurgisnacht 2021.

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