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Episode 28 – The First Rune: Bovine Bank Accounts

February 14th, 2018

Shout out to TAC Charter Member Kelly Marie Geary 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. 

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

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

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

The William Tell Overture  HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture and to hear it played properly:  HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU

“This is the BBC...”

 

Havamal verse 3 -  (warm knees) 

 

The Elder Futhark and The Younger Futhark:  HYPERLINK "http://omniglot.com/writing/runic.htm" l "elder"http://omniglot.com/writing/runic.htm#elder 

 

The Anglo Saxon Futhork:  HYPERLINK "http://omniglot.com/writing/futhorc.htm"http://omniglot.com/writing/futhorc.htm 

 

The origins of the word alphabet – from first two letters of the Greek letters ‘Alpha Beta’  HYPERLINK "http://omniglot.com/writing/alphabets.htm"http://omniglot.com/writing/alphabets.htm 

 

‘Sounds like steam escaping...’ Blazing Saddles (1974)

 

The Rune Poems – where the aspects or concepts of the runes come from.  There are a few rune poems: Anglo Saxon Rune Poem, Norwegian Rune Poem, Icelandic Rune Poem, Abercandium Normandicum.

 

For rune poems, Suzanne has Dickins ‘Runic and Heroic Poems’.  There’s a PDF of the full text available online here: https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/14759/1/fulltext.pdf 

 

“The love of money is the root of all evil” The Holy Bible, Timothy 6:10

 

Viking coinage and hack silver – there are plenty of Viking age hoards which have Arabic coinage in, here’s three to start you off:
Thurcaston Hoard – Leicester, UK -   HYPERLINK "https://finds.org.uk/counties/leicestershire/treasure-20-fitzwilliam-museum-the-thurcaston-viking-coin-hoard/"https://finds.org.uk/counties/leicestershire/treasure-20-fitzwilliam-museum-the-thurcaston-viking-coin-hoard/ 

Spillings Hoard – Gotland, Sweden -  HYPERLINK "http://www.medievalhistories.com/silver-hoard-in-gotland/"http://www.medievalhistories.com/silver-hoard-in-gotland/ 

Skaill Hoard – Sanday, Orkney -  HYPERLINK "http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/skaillhoard.htm"http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/skaillhoard.htm 

 

Sigtuna Box (with a rather nifty runic curse on guarding against theft)  HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigtuna_box"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigtuna_box 

 

How do you measure wealth?  

 

“Cattle die, kindred die.” Havamal verses 76 and 77

 

Cattle/cows as the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the Gothic alphabet and the Greek alphabet.

 

“Kindred and Kine”  HYPERLINK "https://www.thefreedictionary.com/kine"https://www.thefreedictionary.com/kine 

 

Irish cattle raids, such as the Cattle Raid of Cooley:  HYPERLINK "https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Cattle-Raid-of-Cooley"https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Cattle-Raid-of-Cooley 

 

Zoastrianism and the group soul of domesticated cattle, more on how cattle are viewed in different faiths can be found here:  HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_in_religion_and_mythology"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_in_religion_and_mythology 

 

Mind Bender: the Phonecian letter ‘A’.  The ideogram for cattle.  HYPERLINK "https://www.omniglot.com/writing/phoenician.htm"https://www.omniglot.com/writing/phoenician.htm 

 

Feoh is also a picture of a cow: horns through a yolk.  

 

The etemology of the word ‘fee’  HYPERLINK "https://www.etymonline.com/word/fee"https://www.etymonline.com/word/fee 

 

Suzanne’s UPG moment: The giant in Jack and Beanstalk.  The understanding came from a conversation a few years ago with a Vitki (runic magician) in Derbyshire.

 

The Norse creation myth: Audhumla (the cosmic cow)  HYPERLINK "http://www.norse-mythology.cba.pl/page,23,audhumla.html"http://www.norse-mythology.cba.pl/page,23,audhumla.html 

 

Electricity: only works when it’s moving -  HYPERLINK "http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revision/2/"http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revision/2/ 

 

(TV Tropes: warning, don’t go here unless you have a good few hours spare…  HYPERLINK "http://tvtropes.org/"http://tvtropes.org/ )

 

How to find us online

 

Suzanne gets to be fierce

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Episode 26 – Talking Tricksters

February 9th, 2018

Episode 26 – Talking Tricksters

 

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

 

NB: Throughout this episode, we refer to Loki as he/him, based on the understanding that Loki spends most of his time presenting as male and human-looking (give or take the odd mare episode...).  If you know Loki as she/her, they/them, ze/zir, or another set of pronouns it’s all good :D

 

“Still on Aardvark are we?” Blackadder, Ink and Incapability, series 3 1989

 

‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ - written 1936, by Irving Berlin.

 

Tricksters in Druidic mythology: Gwydion and Lugh: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~gwydion/gwydion.html

 

The Roman trickster Mercury, (together with his Greek equivalent Hermes https://www.shmoop.com/hermes-mercury/) and Discordia. (her Greek equivalent Eris) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(mythology)

 

Other tricksters of the world:

Papa Legba: https://exemplore.com/magic/papalegba  also known as Eshu: http://www.levity.com/figment/trickster.html

Odysseus: https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Heroes/Odysseus/odysseus.html 

The Monkey King, or Sun Wukong:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN3_6efimoQ

Coyote and Raven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAKHGe6x8n8

Anansi the spider: https://kidworldcitizen.org/anansi-stories-trickster-spider-west-africa-caribbean/

 

Tricksters, hunger and food: many tricksters have an association with food, hunger and catching food (by setting traps): This can be seen Loki being wildfire, and participating in the eating contest at Utgard (which he cannot win) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX0DPZsCt7E:

Loki invents the first fishing net: http://www.norse-mythology.cba.pl/page,249,loki.html

 

“The earliest use of the word ‘Trick’ in Greek refers to baiting a hook to catch fish” – Trickster Makes this World by Lewis Hyde (1998).

 

The monkey trap, a page which describes the trap and how it applies to the trap of short-term thinking here: http://www.godlessinamerica.com/monkeytrap.html

 

“Fresh fish, we catch them, you buy them” - Disney’s Aladdin (1992)

 

“If you are faced with two paths, take the third way.” Paraphrased from Neelix in Star Trek Voyager’s episode ‘Author, Author’ 2001 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708851/quotes

 

The meaning of ‘mercurial’ - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurial

 

Kate’s cannonball and bucket of mercury experiment, otherwise known as the Torricelli Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm5D47nG9k4(forget the words, just watch the cannonball)

 

“If I hadn’t seen such riches, I could live with being poor.” Lyrics to ‘Sit Down’ by James, 1989

 

Loki’s involvement in the death of Baldur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXPj_XDtrkc

 

Some of the verses in the Havamal which relate to keeping your own counsel: verses 6, 10 – 11, 20 and 22. The dangers of mixing alcohol and wits, verses 12-14, 17, 19.

 

Loki’s Flyting: we’ll be looking at this in more depth in the next episode, but you’re welcome to go ahead and have an explore if you don’t mind spoilers!

 

Loki’s lips being sewn shut to stop him talking: http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/treasures.htm

 

John Delancie playing Q from the Q continuum.  Star Trek series, most notably The Next Generation episodes, but he also pops up in Deep Space 9 and Voyager.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Star_Trek)

 

Light as a particle or a wave, or both or neither.  It’s the joys of Quantum Physics: this video explains the theory step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk3fgjHNQ2Q

 

How to find us online

 

“The Staff of Ra, I has translated it.” - Scaryduck’s version of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: https://scaryduck.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/condensed-films-raiders-of-lost-ark.html  

 

If you fancy a longer read, try Mercury Rising: Women, Evil and the Trickster Gods, available online here https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=YemNP0rXIfkC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=mercury+the+trickster&source=bl&ots=ncCSbF4j7Y&sig=Vg1RAO0YE03AgktA5BOV55fbGjQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF4_uHya3YAhWHLcAKHeDxAm04ChDoAQhVMAg

 

There’s also a TED Talk which might be of interest: https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_levine_s_theory_of_everything#t-420495

 

As a last aside, there’s plenty of artwork out there, but we did find these that seem particularly apt: https://muirin007.deviantart.com/art/Deceiver-of-the-Gods-560187369

https://sceith-a.deviantart.com/art/Loki-657643934

and a whole pinterest page here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/110971578296659347/?lp=true

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Episode 27 – Loki’s Flyting

February 2nd, 2018

Episode 27 – Loki’s Flyting

 

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

 

It’s storytime again! This is a re-interpretation of the Flyting, and it seemed appropriate to use quick one liners and shade for an admittedly one-sided contest of insults between the gods.  As this article explains shade is “the bitter residue of a people who have mastered the art of dismissing and humiliating others with humor and sarcasm after having been degraded for years ourselves.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/magazine/the-underground-art-of-the-insult.html

Applied to a single person, this seemed to us to fit the Silver Tongued One’s situation and attitude perfectly.

 

We’ve put some classic quick quip one liners in here too, as throwing shade can be non-verbal and that doesn’t translate particularly well to a podcast *side eye* * hair flick* *sips tea* 

 

You might notice that there are some incidents referenced in Lokis Flyting that we now don’t have the corresponding stories for.  Some folks will say that this is because we’ve lost the original stories, and that they were well known at the time, and others say that Loki made the incidents up on the spot for his own purpose of shaming the gods.  Either way, we’re probably not going to find out...

 

Disclaimer: Kate and I aren’t particularly good at throwing shade in person, or throwing anything for that matter, but we hope you enjoy the episode anyway :)

 

Number 47 – appears in Alias, Fringe and Star Trek multiple times (and occasionally in Star Wars too) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/47_(number)

 

Theon Greyjoy – Character from Game of Thrones, a noble born son given to another noble house to help keep peace after a failed military coup. (happens a few years before book one begins)

 

“The Doom Song” - sung by the character GIR, from the cartoon series Invader Zim (2001 - 2004). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2jvANh2aEc

 

How to find us online

 

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Episode 26 – Talking Tricksters

January 19th, 2018

Episode 26 – Talking Tricksters

 

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

 

NB: Throughout this episode, we refer to Loki as he/him, based on the understanding that Loki spends most of his time presenting as male and human-looking (give or take the odd mare episode...).  If you know Loki as she/her, they/them, ze/zir, or another set of pronouns it’s all good :D

 

“Still on Aardvark are we?” Blackadder, Ink and Incapability, series 3 1989

 

‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ - written 1936, by Irving Berlin.

 

Tricksters in Druidic mythology: Gwydion and Lugh: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~gwydion/gwydion.html

 

The Roman trickster Mercury, (together with his Greek equivalent Hermes https://www.shmoop.com/hermes-mercury/ ) and Discordia. (her Greek equivalent Eris) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(mythology)

 

Other tricksters of the world:

Papa Legba: https://exemplore.com/magic/papalegba  also known as Eshu: http://www.levity.com/figment/trickster.html

Odysseus: https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Heroes/Odysseus/odysseus.html 

The Monkey King, or Sun Wukong:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN3_6efimoQ

Coyote and Raven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAKHGe6x8n8

Anansi the spider: https://kidworldcitizen.org/anansi-stories-trickster-spider-west-africa-caribbean/

 

Tricksters, hunger and food: many tricksters have an association with food, hunger and catching food (by setting traps): This can be seen Loki being wildfire, and participating in the eating contest at Utgard (which he cannot win) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX0DPZsCt7E :

Loki invents the first fishing net: http://www.norse-mythology.cba.pl/page,249,loki.html

 

“The earliest use of the word ‘Trick’ in Greek refers to baiting a hook to catch fish” – Trickster Makes this World by Lewis Hyde (1998).

 

The monkey trap, a page which describes the trap and how it applies to the trap of short-term thinking here: http://www.godlessinamerica.com/monkeytrap.html

 

“Fresh fish, we catch them, you buy them” - Disney’s Aladdin (1992)

 

“If you are faced with two paths, take the third way.” Paraphrased from Neelix in Star Trek Voyager’s episode ‘Author, Author’ 2001 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708851/quotes

 

The meaning of ‘mercurial’ - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercurial

 

Kate’s cannonball and bucket of mercury experiment, otherwise known as the Torricelli Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm5D47nG9k4 (forget the words, just watch the cannonball)

 

“If I hadn’t seen such riches, I could live with being poor.” Lyrics to ‘Sit Down’ by James, 1989

 

Loki’s involvement in the death of Baldur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXPj_XDtrkc

 

Some of the verses in the Havamal which relate to keeping your own counsel: verses 6, 10 – 11, 20 and 22. The dangers of mixing alcohol and wits, verses 12-14, 17, 19.

 

Loki’s Flyting: we’ll be looking at this in more depth in the next episode, but you’re welcome to go ahead and have an explore if you don’t mind spoilers!

 

Loki’s lips being sewn shut to stop him talking: http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/treasures.htm

 

John Delancie playing Q from the Q continuum.  Star Trek series, most notably The Next Generation episodes, but he also pops up in Deep Space 9 and Voyager.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Star_Trek)

 

Light as a particle or a wave, or both or neither.  It’s the joys of Quantum Physics: this video explains the theory step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk3fgjHNQ2Q

 

How to find us online

 

“The Staff of Ra, I has translated it.” - Scaryduck’s version of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: https://scaryduck.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/condensed-films-raiders-of-lost-ark.html   

 

If you fancy a longer read, try Mercury Rising: Women, Evil and the Trickster Gods, available online here  https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=YemNP0rXIfkC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=mercury+the+trickster&source=bl&ots=ncCSbF4j7Y&sig=Vg1RAO0YE03AgktA5BOV55fbGjQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF4_uHya3YAhWHLcAKHeDxAm04ChDoAQhVMAg

 

There’s also a TED Talk which might be of interest: https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_levine_s_theory_of_everything#t-420495

 

As a last aside, there’s plenty of artwork out there, but we did find these that seem particularly apt: https://muirin007.deviantart.com/art/Deceiver-of-the-Gods-560187369

https://sceith-a.deviantart.com/art/Loki-657643934

and a whole pinterest page here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/110971578296659347/?lp=true

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Episode 25 – Nine Noble Virtues

January 2nd, 2018

Episode 25 – Nine Noble Virtues

 

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 discussion around the Nine Noble Virtues may evoke some strong reactions.  Please remember that Kate and I can’t (and wouldn’t) tell you how to heathen.

 

“Only a man, whose...” The Golden Child (1986)

 

“Go it, Molesworth” - Nigel Molesworth, as any fule kno, best found in The Compleet Molesworth (1958) or the reprint Molesworth (2000 Penguin)

 

Havamal, verse 3 (warm knees):  http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe04.htm

 

There are two main versions of the Nine Noble Virtues that you can go explore, an article here should start you off: http://www.goheathen.org/wordpress/?p=24

 

Limitations for the Nine Noble Virtues are summed up nicely in a two part article, available here: https://kvasiramongstthegods.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/heathen-ethics-part-1-nine-nearly-useless-virtues/  and here’s part II: https://kvasiramongstthegods.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/heathen-ethics-part-3-omg-411-4-afas-nnv-omg-wtf-bbq-lol/

 

Point of note for the AFA nine virtues: the last one on their list is one which doesn’t follow the pattern of a virtue and it’s opposite: Ancestry is better than Universalism.  For us, this is not a zero sum, it’s not ‘choose one or the other, but not both.’ We can be universalist and still want to respect our family.  Universalism is based more in the principle that anyone can practice heathenry, rather than who my ancestors were.  We suspect that here, in light of other related statements the AFA has made, this can be taken as supporting an exclusive interpretation of heathenry.

 

Kate’s Foot and Mouth Anecdote.  Info on the outbreak can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_United_Kingdom_foot-and-mouth_outbreak

 

AFA statement on race and heathenry led to many organisations signing up to Declaration 127, based on a verse from the Havamal.  TAC’s own blog post is here:http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/single-post/2016/09/05/Declaration-127

 

TAC supports Declaration 127, which is a confirmation of their Universalist principles.  You can also sign it as an individual, or as a Kindred, Hearth, organisation or group, and read more about it here: http://www.declaration127.com/

 

#Shieldwall is another anti-xenophobic initiative that you can show support for:

 

“No one expects the Spanish Inquistion” - Monty Python. "The Spanish Inquisition" is a series of sketches in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Series 2 Episode 2 (The Spanish Inquisition), first broadcast 22 September 1970

 

The Spanish Inquisition, more here: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Spanish-Inquisition

 

“Run away from the hills!” Blackadder first series: The Black Adder: Episode 1: The Foretelling. [1983]

 

“Answers on a piece of batter pudding” from The Goon Show: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Radio/TheGoonShow

 

How to find us online

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Episode 24 – The Very First Random Reel

December 19th, 2017

Episode 24 – The Very First 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

 

Shrimps and Service Tax
Cats and Galdr
Fast Forward
Keyring with a Bunny
Craggy Island Magic Roundabout

The Cost ‘a’ Euphoria
Chickens, Greyhounds, Shakespeare and Cake

We’ve been doing Frithcast for a year now.  A whole year.  You’ve let us prattle on for a full 12 months.  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 first birthday, we’d like to present you with a very special episode.  No learning to do or references to explore this time: instead, we proudly present clips of some of the mad random things that we’ve talked about whilst recording 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

 

 

PS: Dear Mr Shakespeare, we’re sorry.  Totally love your stuff.

 
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Musings from the High Seat Ep. 2

December 15th, 2017

Hail and welcome to Episode 2! 

 
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Musings from the High Seat Ep 1.

December 15th, 2017

Hail and welcome to our new podcast/video series! Please enjoy, and let us know what you think! 

 
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Frithcast Episode 23 Freya and the F word!

December 5th, 2017

Episode 23 – Freya (and the F word)

 

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

 

“Mr Scott, do you always...” Captain Kirk to Scotty, Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)

 

“Hail the Emperor, bask in her glory” - MMO space exploration and trading game, Elite Dangerous

 

Folkvang - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%B3lkvangr is the name for Freya’s lands, commonly seen as a meadow ground, in which her hall, Sessrumnir stands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sessr%C3%BAmnir

 

Norwegian Forest Cats: https://www.nfcc.co.uk/ and here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/69586/10-furry-facts-about-norwegian-forest-cats

 

Parallels between Freya and Whealthow: through mention of the Brisingamen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealh%C3%BEeow  and also the quote “The wider Old Norse-Icelandic tradition attributes the Brisinga men or giroli Brisings (Brisinger's girdle c.900) to Freya who is at once the sister of Ingvi-freyr of the vanir, the leading Norse goddess of love, and a witch with the power to revive the dead.”
from Richard North’s book. Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Addichie – TED talk on feminism: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists

 

An excellent article on Freya and feminism: https://theanimistscraft.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/sex-freya-and-maybe-a-little-bit-about-what-feminism-is-not/

 

How Freya gets the necklace Brisingamen, read here: http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/freyja.htm

 

You can read more about Freya here: https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-vanir-gods-and-goddesses/freya/ and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja

 

“This is for the Queer Women” Extract from one of Suzanne’s own poems

 

An 11 track playlist (it was going to be 9, but we couldn’t decide which to cut out...) that reminds Suzanne of Freya:
Salute – Little Mix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjpa0SMOug0

Wannabe - The Spice Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ (and here’s the song being put to good use - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVPlw_QC1o_

Respect – Aretha Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

Feeling Good – Nina Simone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXqKswtX_KU  (and here’s the song being put to good use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbaoO1T2Uc )

UNITY – Queen Latifah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twv4PP4QSPM

Run the World – Beyonce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U

Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA

I am Woman – Betty Wright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N309u-zfoe4

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY

This is for my Girls – Michelle Obama feat. Missy Elliot (this is the only place I can find a non remix version – the song starts at 09:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln3wAdRAim4 )

I am What I am – from the musical ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdD7nQ_H0Z0

 

The Roman Goddesses: Venus, Juno, Vesta. You can read more about them here: http://www.goddess-guide.com/roman-goddesses.html

 

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Frithcast Episode 22- Can the Mountains love the Sea?

November 17th, 2017

Episode 22 – Can the Mountains Love the Sea?

 

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

 

 

‘Hold tight Min, we’re going three miles an hour’ - The Goon Show, ‘Dishonoured – Again’ Series 9, episode 13

 

‘Big blue wobbily thing, that mermaids live in’ - Blackadder the Third – Ink and Incapability, 1987

 

Njord and Skathi – the description of the marriage and circumstances are found in the Skaldskaparmal, the second part of the Prose Edda. 
Other interpretations and discussions on the story can be found here: https://earthandstarryheaven.com/2016/11/09/njord-skadi/

https://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-marriage-of-njord-and-skadi/

 

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