About Thor Ewing
Since childhood days exploring medieval castles, clan
battlefields and Viking archaeological digs, Thor Ewing has
continually been developing his passion for history.
He says, “The past reaches out to us through poems and
music, through stories and folksongs, and through everyday
objects which people left behind.”
Thor Ewing’s profound engagement with that past is
expressed through his own writings, which range from
accessible and informative books for general readers to
technically-minded articles for academic journals. Through
careful research and bold argument, Thor Ewing has helped
transform our understanding of every subject he has written
His work as a musician and storyteller has deeply informed
his latest project, Viking
Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses, which is
published by Welkin Books in 2014.
Thor is also committed to his ancestral clan, Clan Ewing,
as a living link with his own family’s history. His research
has distinguished the individual clans and families which
had mistakenly been lumped together as ‘Clan Ewen.’ His work
on behalf of his clan has led to his appointment in 2014 as
Commander of Clan Ewing.