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Episode 50 - The Rune Poems

January 15th, 2019

Episode 50 – The Rune Poems

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

 

Romulan Cloaking Device: http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Cloaking_device

“Good Game, Good Game!” Catchphrase of Bruce Forsyth https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/good-game-good-game-bruce-forsyth-revolutionised-saturday-night/

Astonishing Legends Podcast https://www.astonishinglegends.com/

Marshmallows and S’mores https://whatscookingamerica.net/Cookie/Smores/Smores.htm Suzanne knows a variation on this which is a toasted marshmallow squashed between two rich tea biscuits.

Bovine Bank Accounts – Frithcast Episode 28

Maeshowe http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/maeshowe/maeshrunes.htm

Thames Scramsax: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=86215&partId=1 you can see a modern replica here: https://www.medieval-arms.co.uk/detail/id/1698/name/beagnoth-sax-sword-thames-scramasax-

Lincoln Comb Case https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?assetId=274572001&objectId=65237&partId=1

Pictograms https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictogram

“That’s just peanuts to space” from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy http://hitchhikersguidequotes.tumblr.com/post/13945214509/space-is-big-really-big-you-just-wont-believe

Mnemonics https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-mnemonics.html

The NATO phonetic alphabet https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_150391.htm

Star Classifications – Oh! Be a fine girl kiss me http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~pac/obafgkmrns.html

Bruce Dickins: Runic and Heroic Poems free PDF: http://www.arild-hauge.com/PDF/Runic%20and%20heroic%20poems%20of%20the%20old%20Teutonic%20peoples.pdf

(not this Bruce Dickinson: https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/8x5byp/bruce-dickinson-has-no-time-for-bullshit )

“We shall call him Zatarra” – The Count of Monte Cristo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi9bEzpYQF4

“Sapristy Yako!” Running joke from Moriarty in The Goon Show https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show_running_jokes

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY4cnMmo9qw (3 scenes from the film, The Princess Bride, 1988)

Netflix’s Bandersnatch (potential spoilers ahead): https://www.thewrap.com/black-mirror-bandersnatch-netflix-endings-references-charlie-brooker-embarrassed/

Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended cut: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_Extended_Edition

Anglo Saxon riddles: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sll/disciplines/english/beowulf/riddle.htm

Kennings – compound metaphors: http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/changlang/activities/lang/anglosaxon/anglosax.html

Star Trek Next Generation episode: Darmok http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Darmok_(episode)

Aleph – first letter of the Hebrew alphabet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph

Dotted runes: https://www.britannica.com/topic/runic-alphabet

The fourth rune poem (list): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abecedarium_Nordmannicum

‘30 days hath September’: https://interestingliterature.com/2018/09/11/a-short-analysis-of-the-thirty-days-hath-september-rhyme/

William McGonogall, hailed as the writer of the worst poetry available in the English language: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/ :

That one author that significantly changes the order of the runes (and has 25 runes): https://www.amazon.com/Book-Runes-25th-Anniversary-Bestselling/dp/0312536763

Russian Cyrillic script: http://www.russianforeveryone.com/RufeA/Lessons/Introduction/Alphabet/Alphabet.htm

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42916/jabberwocky

The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear - http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/the-quangle-wangles-hat/

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Episode 49 - The Seeress in the Saga

January 1st, 2019

Episode 49 – The Seeress in the Saga

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

“Don’t run, we are your friends.” - from Mars Attacks! (1996) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Attacks!

Lagertha – from the TV series Vikings: http://vikings.wikia.com/wiki/Lagertha

Dallas – TV series (1978 – 1991) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077000/

Dynasty – TV series (1981 – 1989) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty_(1981_TV_series)

Eastenders – TV series (1985 onwards) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088512/

Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark - https://www.britannica.com/biography/Harald-I-king-of-Denmark

Blue and red contact points for a car battery: you can see the red and blue markers on these pictures: https://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Battery-Terminals

Thing – an annual meeting or gathering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing_(assembly)

The Saga of Erik the Red – (Chapter 4 has the visit of Thorbjorg the seeress). http://sagadb.org/eiriks_saga_rauda.en

The fox, chicken and bag of grain: a logic puzzle/ brainteaser https://riddlesbrainteasers.com/fox-chicken-sack-grain/

Itinerant fixers: Supernatural(https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/), Michael Knight (http://knight-rider.wikia.com/wiki/Michael_Knight) , The Littlest Hobo https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078644/ , David Banner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Hulk_(1978_TV_series)

 

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Episode 48 - Now We Are Two

December 21st, 2018

Episode 48 – Now We Are Two – The Second Random Reel

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Airplane mode

An Idris Elba Shaped Wish

Animals of Bohemia

Basingstoke and Giggleswick

Brain Fart

Buttons Beans and Bobs

Click Queen

Cold Coffee Mode

Kate reads Cassius

Chicken, Fox, Duck, Grain and Kate

Handwriting Squiggle

Kate Calls for a Fluffer

Kate Moves the World Wasp

Long Loooong Maaaaaan

The Definition of Cheese

The Passion of Archaeologists

The Quality of the Mirror Universe

Three Little Norns from School take one

Too Slow Chicken Merengo

Trout a la Creme

Two Sneezes

Unofficial Squirrel

We’ve been doing Frithcast for two years. Forty eight regular episodes and a good handful of Extras. You’ve been listening to a heathen and a coffee-powered Druid chatter on for two years. And you, lovely listeners, are the reason that we have. So, we’d like to say thank you, in the only way that we can: to celebrate our second birthday, we’d like to present you with a very special episode. As last years random reel, we present clips of some of the funny moments that didn’t quite make it to the episodes.

Thank you from us to you, we hope you enjoy, and carry on listening :)

Suzanne and Kate

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Episode 47 - Heathenry on a Budget

December 1st, 2018

Episode 47 – Heathenry on a Budget

Shout out and big wave to Ethan Finley for suggesting the topic for this episode.

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Total Immersion video games https://www.quora.com/Why-has-virtual-reality-and-total-immersion-video-gaming-been-slow-to-evolve

Better than Life - Red Dwarf episode, Season 2, episode 2, originally aired September 1988 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_Than_Life_(Red_Dwarf_episode)

Phoebe Buffay – Character from Friends (1994 – 2004) https://friends.fandom.com/wiki/Phoebe_Buffay

Schrodinger’s Cat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOYyCHGWJq4

47 and Star Trek http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47 (not just confined to Star Trek - https://www.higgypop.com/news/47-reference/ )

11:21 and X-Files - http://www.lunacynet.com/xfiles/xf1013.html

Greeting in Latin: Ave and Salve https://blogs.transparent.com/latin/latin-greetings/ to hear it spoken, head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3PPtY-YPHo

Havamal translations on the internet – there are a good number available for you to read and study. Here are some bits to get you started:

Dr Jackson Crawford (long video!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veRChLMC20o

Bellows translation http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe04.htm

Thorpe, Hollander and Bellows can be found here: http://www.heathenhof.com/the-havamal-3-translations/

Auden and Taylor’s translation is here: https://www.ragweedforge.com/havamal.html

For books: check out your local library stock or ask about inter-library loans, or getting copies of academic papers. They may cost a small fee this way, but it’s often cheaper than buying a copy for yourself.

Befriend librarians – they are your friend in your ongoing research.

The Librarian – from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. He’s an Orangutan. Don’t, whatever you do, call him a monkey. https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Librarian

If you really, really want a copy for yourself – look at second-hand book finding companies, e-book editions (there are several e-book readers that have apps for smartphones), or pre-loved copies available at your favourite online book seller.

Lint rollers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lint_remover

Universities can also be useful – if they do relevant courses, ask the department admin staff very nicely for a copy of the course reading list. Some University libraries will allow non-students to access the materials – you may have to apply for a library card, and may not be able to lend materials, but study them inside the library building.

Check museums for their collections – some have pictures and descriptions of their collection items online, or special themed events/ lectures hosted at the museum. Museum staff may also be able to help you with little nuggets of specialist knowledge, or help your find other appropriate contacts. There’s a good starting place in the British Museum Room 41, of which there are plenty of photos and video online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaYYxVWruB8

There are lots of academics/ authors directly available to follow through the wonders of social media – check on hashtags, look for favourite academics, or authors of your favourite non-fiction books and see what they’re posting about.

Mjolnir’s are available, along with other Norse-themed jewelry, for all budgets and styles. You can get them in bronze, pewter, iron, silver, gold, in wood, clay, bone, glass, pretty much any material that you’d like to try. There are copies of archaeological finds, modern or plain designs, ones inset with stones or crystal, so it’s pretty much up to you. If you want to wear one. It’s optional not mandatory.

Books on Wicca tend to emphasise having plenty of tools or items to aid in doing ritual. Again it’s personal and up to you. We’ve found Scott Cunningham’s books and Issac Bonewit’s books as good places to start.

Relevant academic papers and some PhD thesis are available online for free – some papers may need you to have access to a service, like JSTOR or Wiley. You may still be able to read the abstract online without having to pay. You may be able to get a copy of the paper through your local library (much cheaper than buying a copy through getting a JSTOR account for yourself), either by putting a request into the library to get a copy of it, or the library may have account access to JSTOR.

Guttenberg Project – go! Go find free books! https://www.gutenberg.org/

There’s one more source of info that’s invaluable in studying and research – other heathens! Ask questions online about what others have found useful, for book or article recommendations, or for a bit of encouragement as you delve into your own research :)

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Episode 46 - Theological Reflection

November 15th, 2018

Episode 46 – Theological Reflection

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Airplane! (1980) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/

Praxis – the Klingon energy facility http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Praxis

Duracell Bunny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duracell_Bunny

The Praxis Effect https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-praxis-effect-in-movies

Thagomiser – after Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon commemorating the late Thag Simmons - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/watch-out-for-that-thagomizer-98891562/

Beer Goggles https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beer%20goggles

The raven on the Ark: https://www.gotquestions.org/Noah-raven-dove.html

“Step three… profit...” Paraphrased from the Underpants Gnomes Business Plan in South Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO5sxLapAts (Season 2, episode 17 - ‘Gnomes’)

Greek myths held social values and acceptable actions https://brewminate.com/the-function-of-mythology-in-ancient-greek-society/

Pax Daeorum http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/05/01/what-was-pax-deorum-and-how-important-was-it/

Starting a reflective journal: https://penzu.com/how-to-write-a-reflective-journal and https://www.thecounsellorscafe.co.uk/single-post/2017/01/22/Reflective-Journaling-A-Step-by-Step-Guide

“There are many like them, but these ones are yours...” Paraphrased from the Rifleman’s Creed – used in the film Full Metal Jacket (1987), based on Gustav Hasford’s book The Short Timers (1979)

“Brains like Noodles...” Paraphrased from Invader Zim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bsfWTQKCF0

47 – The repeating Star Trek number http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47 (and also from Alias)

 

The process of theological reflection:

1) Define the issue

2) Describe the issue in as much detail as you can

3) Look at parallels and links within your faith

4)Allow those insights and links to widen your thinking about the issue

5) Praxis – it’s action time! What are you doing to do now?

If you’d like to explore Theological Reflection for yourself, there’s a good book out there – it does focus on the Christian traditions, but the methods are the same. “Theological Reflection” by Judith Thompson 2008 (SCM Study Guides)

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Episode 45 - The Binding of Loki

November 1st, 2018

Episode 45 – The Binding of Loki

Shout out to Rob Wessley from Australia for suggesting the topic for this episode

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

Throughout this episode we refer to Loki as he/him. If you know them by other pronouns (they do change their species and gender after all), such as she/her, they/them or something else, it’s all good. Our choice of pronouns may not reflect your valid experiences of the Trickster.

Lemuralia – Roman festival of the dead, originally celebrated in May, rather than October. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Lemuralia.html

Dr Peter Venkman – from Ghostbusters https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/characters/nm0000195

The Binding of Issac http://bindingofisaac.wikia.com/wiki/The_Binding_of_Isaac_Wiki

The Binding of Loki can be found in two sources: The Poetic Edda: Lokasenna and in the Prose Edda Gylfaginning 50.

Talking tricksters: Frithcast episode 26

Spirograph https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/creativity-music-and-partyware/art-sets/the-original-spirograph-design-set-boxed/p/149468

Battlestar Galactica (remake) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_(2004_TV_series)

Metaphor in The Book of Revelation. Here: https://bibleforums.org/showthread.php/223165-Metaphor-or-Symbol-how-to-interpret-the-book-of-Revelation and here: https://readingacts.com/2012/04/06/revelation-and-metaphors/

Celtic Salmon of Knowledge http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/salmonknowledge.htm

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Episode 44 - Ghost Seal Whack-a-Mole - The Erbyggja Saga

October 15th, 2018

Episode 44 – Ghost Seal Whack-a-Mole – Erbyggja Saga

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

David Lister in Red Dwarf – Season 3, episode 4 ‘Bodyswap’. First shown 1989

 

The Festivals of the Dead – come with many names – All Hallows e’en, Halloween, Samhain, The Nights of the Dead

Erbyggja Saga – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyrbyggja_saga

The lineage of King David in the Bible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidic_line

Seamus Heaney’s re-interpretation of Beowulf – he starts with the word ‘So’, rather than the traditional ‘Listen!’

Dallas (TV show) 1978 – 1991 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077000/

Dynasty (TV Show) 1981 – 1989 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081856/

Crossroads (TV Show) 1964 – 1988 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057741/

Emmerdale Farm (TV Show) 1972 onwards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068069/

 Coronation Street (TV Show) 1960 onwards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053494/

Eastenders (TV Show) 1985 onwards https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088512/

The Archers (Radio show) 1950 0nwards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Archers

Draugr – a type of Norse undead with a specific description. Often those who malevolently haunt their own grave and the surrounding areas, attacking livestock and people, and damaging property. http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/04/03/draugr-vikings-feared-living-dead-with-prophetic-visions/

Rasputin – his (possibly) notable death : https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/murder-rasputin-100-years-later-180961572/

Christine – book (and subsequent film) by Stephen King https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/jan/30/rereading-stephen-king-christine

‘Little black seeds’ Vampires may have a compulsion to count spilled poppy seeds, so spending all their time until dawn. https://www.axs.com/dispatching-vampires-a-short-tutorial-98602

 “That’s how you get ants.” Archer - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/

‘Shuffled off this mortal coil’ The Norwegian Parrot Sketch, Monty Python

Ghostbusters – (1984) ‘the woman in the library scene’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYjFKsJjCP0

Ghostbusters – ‘the green goo scene’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qWNuO36mGg

Thorgunna Lawson – parody reference to the celebrity chef Nigela Lawson

Kiss from a Rose – Seal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9aiBlIpyKU

The Mothman Prophecies (2002) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265349/

‘Stop! Hammer time!’ MC Hammer ‘U can’t touch this’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo

Ex-Machina (2015) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

Supernatural (TV Show) (2005) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/

Grim (TV Show) (2011 – 2017) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/

‘If you have poo, fling it now’ from Madagascar (2005) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgUwpb3I98M

How to find us online

‘Foul not fowl’ From The Goon Show ‘The Affair of the Lone Banana’ http://www.thegoonshow.net/scripts_show.asp?title=s05e05_the_affair_of_the_lone_banana

Our (very late) introduction

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Episode 43 - Beer and Worry - favourite verses of the Havamal

October 1st, 2018

Episode 43 – Beer and Worry – favourite verses from the Havamal

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

GIR – from Invader Zim (TV series 2001 – 2004) http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/GIR

“Thirteen!” from Rome Season 1, episode 11, ‘The Spoils’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spoils_(Rome)

The first time we looked at the Havamal: Frithcast episode 4: https://tac.podbean.com/e/frithcast-episode-4/

Yawning: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140811-warning-this-may-make-you-yawn

The pilot episode of Star Trek and that whole numbering thing: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=577426

And the reference to it in South Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQLQ56tkO6Y&feature=youtu.be

Correction: The Havamal is a collection of pieces, not one single poem. Just, so’s you know.

Roman legions: https://www.toptenz.net/10-horrifying-facts-roman-legions.php

The inherent difficulties of working with translations: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/5699/8/08_chapter%202.pdf

“Better it is to have a stout heart always and face your troubles...” Herodotus. Herodotus, George Rawlinson (1996). “Histories”, p.533, Wordsworth Editions.

Declaration 127: http://www.declaration127.com/

There’s several versions of the Havamal available for free online and there are many translations. Head here to see a whole list of documents and commentary that you can go look at: http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda2/Havamal.html

Translations – here’s 6 to get you going:

Larrington (1996 and 2014) http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda2/LarringtonHavamal.html

Bray (1908) https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/havamal.html

Thorpe (1865) http://www.heathenhof.com/benjamin-thorpes-havamal/

Hollander (1962) http://www.heathenhof.com/lee-m-hollanders-havamal/

Bellows (1923) http://www.heathenhof.com/h-a-bellows-havamal/

Auden and Taylor (1967) http://ragweedforge.com/havamal.html

Other folks have also tried their hand at translation: https://www.beyondweird.com/high-one.html

Dr Jackson Crawford’s ‘The Cowboy Havamal’ (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2p9qVSAa4

TAC’s recent translation (2018) is available to buy here: https://www.amazon.com/Havamal-Version-Presented-Asatru-Community/dp/1941442196

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Episode 42 - Beasts of Battle

September 15th, 2018

Episode 42 – Beasts of Battle

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Kate’s slight diversion into Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. You can read along here: http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.1.one.html

‘The Beasts of Battle’ - the eagle, the raven and the wolf, often referred to as a group in company of each other. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/beasts.shtml

Anglo-Saxon literature, including Beowulf – uses them as a foreshadow, or feasting on the dead after battle. A negative image.

Jaws theme music – used as a precursor or foreshadow to shark attacks in the 1975 film, Jaws. If you need a reminder of what it sounds like (thank you John Williams I'm never willingly going to swim in open water again), head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8i-pSVMaQ

Go-Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8i-pSVMaQ

The reasons for those sharks-eye view shots: http://www.cracked.com/article_24010_6-classic-movie-moments-made-possible-by-dumb-mistakes.html and http://www.cracked.com/article_16940_6-classic-movies-that-narrowly-avoided-disaster.html

Pavlov – a scientist who explored the way that animals could associate a ringing bell with the production of food, this became known as Classical Conditioning: https://www.simplypsychology.org/pavlov.html

“They’re going to cut us to pieces, roast us over an open fire, and eat us!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu6ZpVlzhUk

OE poem: The Wanderer http://www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/?do=get&type=text&id=wdr

OE poem: Beowulf

OE poem: Judith https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/judith/

OE poem: Exodus https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/exodus/

Anubis – the Jackal-headed Egyptian god of the dead https://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/anubis.html

OE poem: The Battle of Maldon https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/battle-of-maldon/

Space Marine Chapter.    Marines. In Space. With plenty of different Chapters to choose from. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Pictorial_List_of_Space_Marine_Chapters_A-L

Dehumanisation of enemies – a stage of Genocide http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/8stagesofgenocide.html and https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/philosophy-dispatches/201112/dehumanization-genocide-and-the-psychology-indifference-0

Sutton Hoo – Wolves and birds imagery, especially on the shield http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1433758 and decorative purse flap. http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1433755

Viking literature: Poetic Edda – uses them as a positive image, often in praise of an individual warrior.

“He fed the eagle out in Greece” From the Invar Runestones, identification number ‘SO 179’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingvar_runestones and

They journeyed boldly; /Went far for gold,
Fed the eagle / Out in the east,
And died in the south / In Saracenland

—Gripsholm Rune-Stone (c. 1050)

Berserker- Have a read here: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/berserke.shtml

Bayeux tapestry - the raven banner imagery. There are two images here, one banner with a hopeful force, and the second as an empty banner trampled under horse as the force is routed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_banner

Ravens in Norse culture – Hugin and Munin: http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-riddle-of-odins-ravens.html

Odin’s companion wolves – Geri and Freki: https://earthandstarryheaven.com/2015/02/07/1-mythological-wolves-garm-fenrir-and-loki/

Roman eagles: https://www.romeartlover.it/Bestiario.html

The Wolf Age – is described just before the Ragnarok battles happen. https://thenorsegods.com/norse-mythology/

Vargar (wolves) – outlaws and criminals are described as this in the law codes: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/beasts.shtml

Garm and Fenrir. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmr here: https://norse-mythology.org/garm/ and here: http://www.loridevoti.com/fenrir-garm-wolves-norse-myth/

Shrieking violins - Suzanne was thinking about Psycho (1960) and the shower scene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WtDmbr9xyY

1812 Overture – go have a listen, it’s awesome :) Especially this version: (and yes, it’s got the cannons.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko5Bz6h55us

That song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

You deserve a bonus for getting this far, have a virtual cookie and a bit of something different. We both like flashmobs when they’re done well – like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6W2ZMpsxhg

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Episode 41 - Laughter Good, Jokes Bad

September 1st, 2018

Episode 41 – Laughter Good, Jokes Bad

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Life, the Universe and Everything/ Vroomfondle and Magicthighs/ Deep Thought/ Knowing Where your Towel is: all from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

 

Laconic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laconic_phrase

Spartans - “This is Spelling!” Ahem, paraphrased from Frank Millers 300: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/

 

Winnie the Pooh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie-the-Pooh

 

Eir, Goddess of Healing, as an attendant of Frigga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eir

 

The character of Garm in Guild Wars 2: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Garm

 

Garmin - sat nav makers: https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/

 

That loo roll, what we got all confused with: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charmin

 

‘Too soon…’An Indiegogo campaign from 2015 from Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/con-man#/

 

Diana Paxson https://diana-paxson.com/

 

Scorpio/ Scorpius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpius

 

I, Claudius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius_(TV_series)

 

Ribbit – Frogs and the Hollywood Accent http://www.frog-shots.com/Who_says_RIBBIT_.html

 

Pirates what go ‘Arrrh’ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2007/06/did_pirates_really_say_arrrr.html?via=gdpr-consent

 

“Try a little tenderness” Donkey from the film Shrek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMaFjEH1B0g

 

“In a dark, dark town” Funnybones by Allan Ahlberg https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/40987/funnybones/9780241334690/

 

The one about ducks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFK2Xq2RyiU

 

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