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Episode 68 - Come, Kif! Following St Ansgar

October 15th, 2019

Episode 68 – Come Kif! Following St Ansgar

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

 

Tessa Thompson: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1935086/

“Hola Commander, have a muffin.” Strike Commander: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strike_Commander

“If you’re looking for adventure, I bet my shinies will tempt you.” Everquest II

“Robust ...precise...” The Sommelier Scene from John Wick II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUpfO4x8Ch8

Status Quo – famous for using three main chords in their songs: http://www.statusquo.co.uk/

Zapp Brannigan - from Futurarma: https://futurama.fandom.com/wiki/Zapp_Brannigan

Ace Rimmer – from Red Dwarf:http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/a/acerimmr.htm

Ab Urbe Condita – “From the founding of the city”

“Abbot says ‘Come Home’” a paraphrase of ‘Gerda says come home’ one of the number of rune sticks found in Bergen: http://collections.mnhs.org/MNHistoryMagazine/articles/40/v40i02p049-058.pdf

Dread Pirate Roberts – from The Princess Bride: https://princessbride.fandom.com/wiki/Dread_Pirate_Roberts

London Vatican Embassy https://www.visahq.co.uk/vatican/embassy/united-kingdom/

A bit Pete Tong – Cockney Rhyming Slang for ‘a bit wrong’

“A passport in the name of Emily Berkenstein” From Red Dwarf: https://reddwarf.fandom.com/wiki/Mimas

An English translation of the Vita Anskari is available here: https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/basis/anskar.asp

If you look at other sources for Ansgar, contrast them with this one: http://www.oodegr.com/english/biographies/arxaioi/Ansgar_Hamburg.htm

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Episode 67 - Vikings and Christians

October 1st, 2019

Episode 67 - Vikings and Christians

 

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 von Lichtenstein” - paraphrased from A Knight’s Tale (2001) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183790/

Sashay Away – Ru Paul, especially in Ru Paul’s Drag Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLpMwN9n0ZM

Invader Zim https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235923/

The Golgafrinshan B Ark: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Golgafrinchan_Ark_Fleet_Ship_B

Ibn Fadlan’s account of the Rus Chieftains burial: https://www.worldbulletin.net/history/perception-of-the-vikings-from-ibn-fadlans-glance-in-al-risala-h115169.html

The Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eaters-Dead-Michael-Crichton/dp/0099222825

The 13th Warrior (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120657/

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle https://www.britannica.com/topic/Anglo-Saxon-Chronicle

Runestones in Sweden https://mashable.com/2017/01/07/runestones-of-sweden/?europe=true

The conversion of Northern Europe – Suzanne likes Fletcher’s book “The Conversion of Europe: From Paganism to Christianity 371 – 1386 AD” - accessible for the non-academic and a good overview of the whole period.

“5... 10, 20 big lads” Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102798/

Runestones were painted: https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/power-and-aristocracy/rune-stones/ and also http://www.the-ninth-age.com/community/index.php?thread/43805-painted-runestones/ for images

Roman statues were also painted: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/gods-in-color-ancient-world-polychromy/index.html and here for a video: https://theancienthome.com/blogs/blog-and-news/greek-roman-statues-painted

Civic works mentioned on runestones: the brige at Taby - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarlabanke_Runestones

Adam of Bremen: esp his description of the temple at Uppsala http://www.germanicmythology.com/works/uppsalatemple.html

Redwaaaaall! Rom the Brian Jacques childrens book series https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/DUI/redwall

Bede and his account of King Redwald’s two altars: https://wuffingeducation.co.uk/information/previous-study-days/2015-jan-to-march/temple-of-the-two-altars/ 

Emperor Julian the Apostate https://www.britannica.com/biography/Julian-Roman-emperor

Pharoh Akenton https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa/pharaoh-akhenaten-different-view-heretic-king-005249

Top down and bottom up conversion in the early church: https://www.history.com/news/inside-the-conversion-tactics-of-the-early-christian-church

The Emperor’s new clothes https://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html

Sutton Hoo’s christening spoons: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=86503&partId=1&searchText=byzantine&place=35846&page=1

The conversion of St Paul: https://catholicexchange.com/the-conversion-of-st-paul

The Irish Crozier and Buddha finds from Helgo: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/12/the-helgo-treasure-a-viking-age-buddha/

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Episode 66 - That’s Really Wyrd

September 15th, 2019

Episode 66 – That’s really Wyrd

Big love and shout out to Lisa Barnett who suggested 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

 

Sew.. a deer, a female deer – parpahrased from Do, Re, Mi, The Sound of Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RW3nDRmu6k

Beowulf – Seamus Heaney performed by the Holdfast Theatre Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqhqSKXahCI

Cork version of Beowulf. The audio first part is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-1-gNeoCU8P7oAY5FaXd5uXviLrsPJV9/view and there’s more here: https://boyowulf.home.blog/2019/03/20/boyo-wulf-ll-1-19/

The Cowboy Havamal – Prof Jackson Crawford: https://jacksonwcrawford.com/the-cowboy-havamal/

“On the raggedy edge, don’t push me...” Capt. Mal Reynolds. Serenity (2005) https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Serenity_(film)

“Execute episode 66.” paraphrased from The Emperor, Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Rosecarntz and Guilderstern are Dead – Tom Stoppard: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosencrantz-Guildenstern-Are-Dead-Stoppard/dp/0802126219

The Merchant of Venice: more notably the Diane Duane version in which Shylock is awarded a pound of flesh and decides that the pound he wants is Antonio’s heart...

Bablyon 5 episode: A View from the Gallery (Season 5, episode 4, 1998) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0517621/

Dree your Wyrd: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dree_one%27s_weird

The Wall and Wildlings – from the books series ‘Song of Ice and Fire’, GRR Martin. https://www.waterstones.com/category/science-fiction-fantasy-horror/fantasy/a-game-of-thrones

Stoicism – short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhn1Fe8cT0Q

“They know their doom but not the hour” The Emperor Uriel Septim in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Emperor_Uriel_Septim

Galadriel. Lord of the Rings– “the mirror shows that which was, that which is and that which has not yet come to pass.”

The Wanderer – https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/the-wanderer/

Fafnismal – “to go against fate is to row against a fierce wind”

Dante’s Inferno: http://www.worldofdante.org/inferno1.html

Lindsay Ellis (as Loose Canon) discussion of Hades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmcV90cya1Y

The Norns and the Parkai: https://www.indeuropean.com/religion/gods/fate-goddess

Njal’s Saga – that loom from chapter 156: http://www.orkneyjar.com/tradition/darra.htm

Valkerie in Thor Ragnarok https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Valkyrie

T-Rex on the Plain! A clumsy way for the GM of a roleplaying game to force the players back onto the storyline. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Quotes/KillerGameMaster

Star Trek The Next Generation: Cause and Effect (Season 5, episode 18)

Time Loops and Doctor Who: particularly ‘Heaven Sent’ (series 9, episode 11) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven_Sent_(Doctor_Who)

Chronology Protection Conjecture- Stephen Hawking: there’s a Scientific American article here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-chronology-protection/

“The cake is a lie” from the game ‘Portal’ https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-cake-is-a-lie

Nihilism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ajv-RrQs4o

Abnigation – from the Divergent series: https://divergent.fandom.com/wiki/Abnegation

“Fear profits man nothing.” The 13th Warrior (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120657/

A magicians choice, or equivocation https://secrets-explained.com/basic-techniques/magician-s-choice

Fate and free will in Frank Herbert’s Dune: https://www.shmoop.com/dune/fate-free-will-theme.html

Dr Who and Fixed Points in Time:https://doctorwhowatch.com/2014/10/13/fixed-points-time-doctor/

Terminator Timeline(s): https://terminator.fandom.com/wiki/The_Terminator_timeline

Professor KJ Wanner: https://wmich.edu/religion/directory/wanner (mentioned in: https://study.com/academy/lesson/wyrd-in-beowulf.html)

Theodicy: the problem of evil in monoetheism: https://www.thetablet.co.uk/student-zone/philosophy-of-religion/the-problem-of-evil/theodicies

Fate in Greek tragedy – Hamartia: https://www.britannica.com/art/hamartia

Star Trek Voyager: The Year of Hell https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0709014/

The Butterfly Effect: https://interestingengineering.com/what-exactly-is-the-butterfly-effect

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (Based on Original Series ‘The Trouble with Tribbles’) https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Trials_and_Tribble-ations_(episode)

The Pistol Star https://www.constellation-guide.com/pistol-star/

The Great Annihalator (not the biggest black hole in the galaxy for some reason…) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Annihilator

“Why is it that cats have the majority on flaps? Take your cat and your flap, and...” Lenny Henry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXkxXDT1-F8

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Episode 65 - Uruz the Wildercow

September 1st, 2019

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

 

Bos Primigenius, the wild aurochs: https://prehistoric-fauna.com/Bos-primigenius

Hinge and Bracket: http://hingeandbracketofficial.co.uk/AboutHingeAndBracket.html

Terminus: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminus

De Bello Gallico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commentarii_de_Bello_Gallico

Terrordog – from Ghostbusters https://ghostbusters.fandom.com/wiki/Terror_dogs_(Type_of_Creatures)

Bull and Bear Markets https://www.investopedia.com/insights/digging-deeper-bull-and-bear-markets/

Horns in Sutton Hoo: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/drinking-horns-from-the-ship-burial-at-sutton-hoo/twFuvoV610_wMQ

Gendel – from Beowulf: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Grendel

The rune poems – three with their english translations: https://www.ragweedforge.com/poems.html

Kennings: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-kenning

Christian Laboutin shoes: http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/uk_en/

Terry Pratchett – metal high heels for lady dwarves: see especially Cheery Littlebotton to Cherry Littlebottom.

Thelwell Pony: http://www.thelwell.org.uk/

Fizzgig – from the Dark Crystal https://darkcrystal.fandom.com/wiki/Fizzgig

“Grey is the usual colour, majesty...” Blackadder Season II episode: ‘Head’ 1986 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0526718/characters/nm0000410

“What’s an elephant?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smN4_9PwZOw

“There will be no capes” Edna Mole from the Incredibles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8

Just William books https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/just-william-100-year-anniversary-richmal-crompton-children-books-a8777626.html

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Episode 64 - Tyr and the Nature of Sacrifice

August 15th, 2019

Episode 64 – Tyr and the Nature of Sacrifice

 

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

 

“Walking through the streets of London in the rain” paraphrased from the song Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDpYBT0XyvA

“Bourbon Street” from ‘Moon over Bourbon Street’ by Sting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i_0PkOqLKA

Utilitarianism, with a little help from Batman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a739VjqdSI

 

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Most notably in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982), but also in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

“Not the one.” Quote from Zathras, Babylon Five https://babylon5.fandom.com/wiki/Zathras

Sigurdrifumal – here’s a place to start:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrdr%C3%ADfum%C3%A1l

Lokasenna: Loki insults Tyr by saying that he only brings strife

Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir can be found here: https://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-binding-of-fenrir/

Marty McFly from Back to the Future series of films (first released in 1985, but it’s hard to say with time travel…) https://www.backtothefuture.com/

Justitia – Goddess of balance: https://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/amat/iss/kap_2/advanced/h2_1_3.html

Nemesis – Goddess of retribution: https://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Nemesis.html

Romans connected Tyr with Mars: https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-aesir-gods-and-goddesses/tyr/

The make up of a Roman legion: https://www.unrv.com/military/legion.php

Dune and the system of Kanly https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Kanly

The Saga of Hakon the Good: https://avaldsnes.info/en/informasjon/hakon-den-gode/

Adam of Bremen’s account of the Temple at Uppsala: http://www.germanicmythology.com/works/uppsalatemple.html

Blazing Saddles (1974) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/

Human Sacrifice at Trelleborg, there’s some good info here: https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/religion-magic-death-and-rituals/human-sacrifices/ and here: https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2014/12/02/child_sacrifice_and_other_viking_activities_108967.html

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

“see here Mars, if you be the man for this job I will give you...” - quote from HBO series Rome (TV series 2005 - 2007)

“It is better not to give, than to give too much” Havamal verse 144

“Money is like muck, no good unless spread” Francis Bacon

‘If you hoard it, they will come’ paaraphrased from Field of Dreams (1989) ‘If you built it, they will come’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/

Sigurd and Fafnir - https://www.storynory.com/sigurd-and-the-dragon/

Caesar – De Bello Gallico https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commentarii_de_Bello_Gallico

Tacitus – Germania https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania_(book)

There’s a nice site about the nature of viking sacrifice in Denmark here: https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/religion-magic-death-and-rituals/the-viking-blot-sacrifices/

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Episode 63 - The Case of the Missing Apples

August 1st, 2019

Episode 63 – The Case of the Missing Apples

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]

How to find us online

 

If you’d like to read the original of this tale, you’re looking for the Skáldskaparmál chapter 56.  Otherwise, we both hope that you enjoy this retelling.

“A new life awaits you in Midgard...” paraphrased from the opening advert in Bladerunner (1982)

“A night when the sky came down and wrapped itself...” paraphrased from the opening of The Big Sleep by Mickey Spillaine (1939)

June 793 – the date of the Viking raid on Lindesfarne, as recorded in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

“A more wretched hive of scum and villany” Ben Kenobi, Star Wars IV A New Hope (1977) (well, we had to get one geek reference in...)

There’s a lot of sound effects in this one. A lot. If you’re really into them, you can find plenty on Freesound, Sound Bible, Youtube and Ambient Mixer. We’ve used all of these under creative commons attribution license, here’s some of the more prominent ones:

 

ambient-mixer.com:
City ambience based on Gotham City Rain by mosca67
Gin Joint based on Noir Cafe by scathach
Office based on Valentine Detective Agency by FalloutThoughts
Music 'Film Noir' by Matthew Pablo

YouTube:
Gunshots Ricochet by SoundEffectsFactory via YouTube
Ambience police sirens sampled from "Federal Electric, Type 8, Siren 1920's to 40's" by Skulldigger via YouTube
'Ain't She Sweet' by Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra

Freesound:
Car Stopping by Ermens

Episode 62 - To Interfaith or Not

July 15th, 2019

Episode 62 – To Interfaith or not

 

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

 

 

Traditional Bingo Calling: https://www.bingomum.co.uk/bingo-calls/

Rich Tea Biscuits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_tea

“You walked out of a shop? Champagne!” Eddie Izzard, the Definite Article 1996

Jack the Ripper and Delenn – from the episode Comes the Inquisitor, Babylon 5 (1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILLWZ6c3YsI

Vikings and connections to the Arabic World: (The Arabic inscription ring has now been discounted, but the rest is solid) http://www.1001inventions.com/vikings

Monotheism – the belief that deity is one single form. Most commonly the Abramic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

The Problem of Evil in Christianity: here the quick version from a Christian point of view https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/god-and-suffering , and here’s a deeper article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15665399.2006.10819908

“God is an absentee Landlord” – Devil’s Advocate (1997) https://sitegallery.ru/video/IS4mUTQnIwUIHhI/al-pacino-speech-on-devils-advocate.html

Marcus Aurelius - https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marcus-Aurelius-Roman-emperor

Proselytisation – in which people of faith try and persuade others to believe or start learning about that faith. For example street preachers or going door to door.

Forced Conversion – here’s an article about historical forced conversion: https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/interview-converting-by-the-sword

Tartarus, the Greek prison of the Dammed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH23AKkFg1s

The Asphodel Meadows https://mythworld.fandom.com/wiki/Asphodel_Meadows

Kemetic concept of Judgement- https://ancientegyptonline.co.uk/judgementofthedead/

“Be Excellent to each Other” - Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096928/ and https://medium.com/@zach.hughes/be-excellent-to-each-other-leadership-lessons-from-bill-ted-a3db4e2bbed3

Sikh’s and feeding people after Temple: http://pluralism.org/religions/sikhism/the-sikh-experience/langar-the-communal-meal/

Muslim’s and prayer times: https://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/prayer-timetable/

Religious extremism and teaching awareness of it here https://www.religiouseducationcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Gateway_4-1.pdf , and an article here: https://www.nber.org/papers/w11663.pdf

Kashmiri Tea https://www.arborteas.com/kashmiri-chai-recipe/

Erebus: https://www.greekboston.com/culture/mythology/erebus/

Charon’s Obol and crossing the Styx: https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/exposing-shady-secrets-charons-obols-spirit-coins-ancient-greece-005867

“Please Sir, can I have some more?” Oliver Twist (1968) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063385/?ref_=ttmc_mc_tt

There’s a good book which looks at the conversion of Northern Europe – From Paganism to Christianity by Fletcher. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009ULCSZ0/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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Episode 61 - Ran, Goddess of the Deeps

July 1st, 2019

Episode 61 – Ran Goddess of the Deeps

 

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

Wave sound effect: https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462595/

 

Opening Poem: The Harp Song of the Dane Women, Rudyard Kipling https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47691/harp-song-of-the-dane-women

References to Ran are in brief: the Sonatorrek, three times in the Poetic/Prose Edda, and once in the Volsung Saga. There’s not much historical information to go on to help you build your relationship with her.

House Greyjoy: From Game of Thrones, a Minor Northern House of pirates living on a spit of barren islands with the motto ‘We Do Not Sow’ https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/House_Greyjoy

Neptune/ Poseidon https://mythology.net/greek/greek-gods/poseidon/ https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/gods/neptune/ and his temple in Rome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Neptune_(Rome)

Freud: conscious, subconscious and unconscious https://www.verywellmind.com/the-conscious-and-unconscious-mind-2795946

No Man is an Island: John Donne https://web.cs.dal.ca/~johnston/poetry/island.html

Bioluminescence https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/fish/bioluminescence and red critters in the deep dark: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/red-color.html

“He’s fallen in the water!” Little Jim, minor character in The Goon Show http://www.thegoonshow.net/characters.asp

“And as far as I know, after 400 years, I am the oldest living vampire” Antonio Bandera’s character Armand in Interview with a Vampire (1994) https://www.moviequotes.com/s-movie/interview-with-the-vampire/

Closing prayer: http://www.northernpaganism.org/shrines/ninesisters/ran/seawalker-ran.html

 

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Episode 60 -Mighty Things - Toys and Trinkets of the Gods

June 15th, 2019

Episode 60 – Mighty Toys and Trinkets of the Gods

 

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

 

A Duet for Two Cats. Here sung by proper sopranos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMngXo9B_Vg , and here by some choirboys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNeMcSdBCM

Cats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cats_(musical)

Tosca: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/tosca-in-a-nutshell/

Hamlet: https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/shakespedia/shakespeares-plays/hamlet/

Locking a trophy up in an office and someone has to steal it – reference to the Halloween episodes of Brooklyn 99 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372/

Wild Wild West – (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120891/

AT-AT – Imperial Walker from Star Wars: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/All_Terrain_Armored_Transport

Mjolnir – Thor’s Hammer https://norse-mythology.org/symbols/thors-hammer/

“Over the top lads, an intae ‘em!” Billy Connolly. Scottish Stand up comic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Connolly

Steve Rogers/ Captain America – Marvel Universe https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_America

Mr Rogers. Mr Rogers Neighbourhood: https://www.misterrogers.org/

Vision – Marvel Universe https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Vision

Thor’s belt and gauntlets give him giant-strength: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megingj%C3%B6r%C3%B0

Miu- Miu – the name Darcy gives the Mjolnir in Thor: Dark World (2013) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/

Gungir – Odin’s Spear https://norse-mythology.org/gungnir/

Duke/Dux https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dux

“The Grey Pilgrim” Another name for Gandalf the Grey, The Two Towers (2002): https://www.quotes.net/mquote/120433
Draupnir – Odin’s ring: http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/07/26/draupnir-god-odins-magical-ring-multiply/

Ketil – Norse for cauldron

“Arms like noodles” Invader Zim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bsfWTQKCF0

Danger Noodles – snake in Doggo Lingo *boopsnek* https://www.rover.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-doggo-lingo/

Freya’s necklace Brisingamen: http://freyjafirst.com/Brisingamen.aspx

The Weirdstone of the Brisingamen book by Alan Garner https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DPZN3GK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Skidbladnir- Frey’s collapsible/ folding ship http://mytologiskplads.dk/english/the-viking-ship.html

Imperial Clipper – Elite Dangerous: https://www.alpha-orbital.com/elite/ship/imperial-clipper

Hofuth – Heimdall’s sword: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C7%ABfu%C3%B0

Gjallarhorn – Heimdall’s blowing horn, which will sound to signal the Ragnarok: https://norse-mythology.org/the-gjallarhorn/

Damage-Twigg – The Tricksters sword/staff (Laevateinn/ Haevatein) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A6vateinn

Death Star – Built by the Imperial forces in Star Wars to end the Rebel forces: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Death_Star

Frigga and Freya have a falcon cloak/ falcon coat

Sif’s gold hair

Svalinn – the shield that protects the earth from the full power of the sun. Referenced in the Grimnismal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalinn

Odin’s High Seat

The Iron Throne – a throne made from swords in A Song of Ice and Fire, book series by GRR Martin. https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Throne

Frey’s sword: https://mythology.net/norse/norse-gods/freyr/

“Tutilary dentistry” Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar: http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/c/croup.htm

Forseti’s axe – from a Frisian story http://ydalir.ca/norsegods/forseti/

“Well, that could have gone better” misremembered from the opening lines of Mal Reynolds, Firefly episode 11 “Trash”

“Absolute Unit” the absolute unit sheep meme, which started with a tweet from the Museum of Rural Life: https://twitter.com/themerl/status/983341970318938112?lang=en

 

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Episode 59 - Animal Companions

June 1st, 2019

Episode 59 – Animal Companions

 

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

 

Sir Ian McKellen http://www.mckellen.com/
Gandalf https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Gandalf

Kevin Bacon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000102/ (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

Huginn and Munin – Odin’s raven companions

Ravens saying Nevermore… from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven

Geri and Freki – Odin’s wolf companions

Sleipnir – Odin’s eight-legged horse, child of the trickster.

“Two tickets to that thing you love” Old Spice ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

Very Quick and Early Waker – Sunna’s horses

Rapid Goer – Mannis horse

Teeth Bearer and Teeth Grinder – Thor’s goats

Norwegian Forest Cats: https://www.gccfcats.org/Cat-Breeds/Norwegian-Forest-Cat

Meerkats and “Simples”: Compare the Market ad Campaign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compare_the_Meerkat

Hati and Skoll – the wolves that chase the sun and moon. Sons of Fenrir.

Garm – in Guild Wars II - the wolf that guards the gates to Hel’s realm. Treated as separate to Fenris in the Grimnismal

Cerberus – the three headed guardian of Hades https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cerberus

Syncretism – the blending or partial blending of ideas, culture or faiths. Here’s some examples of religious syncretism: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/syncretism/a/syncretism-article

Morgana le Fay and Morgose https://beyondthedreamline.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/ladies-of-legend-morgan-le-fay-and-morgause/

“make your own kind of music” Paloma Faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHey3FIyujQ

Frostymane – the horse that pulls the chariot of night

Skinfaxi – the horse the pulls the chariot of day

Shadowfax – the name of Gandalf’s horse in Lord of the Rings https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Shadowfax

Beasts of Battle motif in Viking and Anglo-Saxon culture: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/what-are-the-beasts-of-battle

Battleboar – Freya’s boar

Golden Bristles – Frey’s boar

Pumba – warthog character from the Lion King: https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Pumbaa

 

Ratatosk – the squirrel messenger. Kate sees him as looking like Scrat from the Ice Age films

Nithog – the dragon that eats the roots of the World Tree

Flyting – a verbal contest of insults https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flyting-was-medieval-england-s-version-of-an-insult-trading-rap-battle

The Giant Eagle who sits at the top of the World Tree.

“Neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit.” Going Postal, Terry Pratchett https://discworld.fandom.com/wiki/Ankh-Morpork_Post_Office

Four deer who eat the lower leaves of the World Tree

Fenrir – the wolf son of the Trickster

Jormungand – the great serpent child of the Trickster

The Familiar in classical witchcraft http://www.witchipedia.com/def:familiar

Dogs in Viking burials: (and Viking pets in general) http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/vik_pets.shtml

“For I am the cat that walks by itself, and all places are alike to me” Rudyard Kipling ‘The Cat that Walked by Himself’ http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/rg_catwalked1.htm

“Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair” Cats Sleep Anywhere’ poem by Eleanor Farjeon https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/cats-sleep-anywhere/

“The greater cats ” ‘The Greater Cats’ poem by Vita Sackville-West https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-greater-cats-2/

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