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FrithCast Episode 12-Land Spirits

June 17th, 2017

Hail and welcome to the latest episode of Frithcast! 

We know you have all been excitedly awating for the next episode, and here you go! 

 

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

 

“Permission to boop!” -  ‘sharp tooth paddle doggo’ meme

“Roaming the valleys...” Blackadder, series 3 ‘Amy and Amiability’

The Muppet Show Theme – from the Muppet Show 1976-1981

A trip round whales and Wales

Kate bangs her elbow

Landspirits and animism

Saga of Olaf Tryggvasson – the four major landspirits of Iceland are a dragon, an eagle, a bull and a giant.  These are now on the national Icelandic coins and the Icelandic coat of arms. https://eng.forsaetisraduneyti.is/state-symbols/icelandic-coat-of-arms/history/

Ibn Fadlan sees the Rus leaving offerings out for landspirits, which dogs eat.

Egil’s Saga contains an account of a cursing pole being set up to scare landspirits away - Egil's Saga, Penguin Classics, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044321-5, p. 148

Spirits of place, and house.

Nice table

Genii Loci – the Roman spirits of place

Modern spirits – spirits of glass, concrete and electricity (Kate’s phone beeps: the spirit of electricity makes itself known...)

The dragon prow: One version of the Icelandic Book of Settlement says that the ancient law of Iceland forbade having a dragon-prow in place on one's ship in harbor or coming in to land "with gaping mouth or yawning snout," because the landvættir would be frightened away - (Ulfljót's Law)

Keflavik air base, and the Icelandic foreman’s dreams of landspirits. - KveldulfR Hagan Gundarsson, Elves, Wights, and Trolls, Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry vol. 1, New York: iUniverse, 2007, ISBN 0-595-42165-2, p. 18.

A prayer/dedication to the landspirits

Offerings for the landspirits

How to find us online

 

Bonus material:

Why exactly is Kate waving?

‘Thirteen!  Thirteen!’ From the TV series Rome, Season 1, episode 11 ‘The Spoils’.

What legion was the 13th?

The ninth legion in Damnatio

‘defeated in detail’ - a legion and an industrial shredder

“To the trees!” - Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991)

The Ents get in the way – Ents from Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

Suzanne and Kate recount The Battle of Teuteberg...

“The line must be drawn here! This far and no further!” - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

...and sing Desumiis Luge very badly… (Desumiis Luge, from the album Arcane Dominion I by Eluveite) caution: these lyrics are based on a Roman curse tablet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamali%C3%A8res_tablet

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-asatru-community/id1170263300?mt=2 

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Frithcast Episode 11: Prayer

June 3rd, 2017

Episode 11

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

 

Welcome to episode 11! or is it 10a, or 12b…?

A wee wifey

This episode is rated UPG

What is UPG?

The spiritual driving test

Prayer is personal

What is prayer?

Prayer doesn’t have to be words

Prayer with the Gods is not a business transaction

Posture in prayer

Prayer can be formal or informal

The ritual of prayer

Prayer can be things other than words (again)

Choosing right action as prayer

What do you use prayer for?

Warning: results may vary...

When do I use prayer? Formal and informal revisited

Spontaneous prayers

Life and annual occasions that might warrant prayer

Who can prayer be addressed to?

Prayer to your ancestors and the landspirits

 

One of Suzanne’s favourite prayers for opening special occasions.  Feel free to adapt for a group occasion as you like.

 

How to find us online

 

Prayer is hugely subjective, and what one person likes, another might not.  It’s all good.  If you are looking for a prayer of praise for a specific deity, then there’s lots of sites out there with prayers or poetry on that you can adapt to your liking. 

Suzanne had found A Book of Pagan Prayer (Ceisiwr Serith, 2002) really useful.  Whilst it’s not a wholly heathen book of prayer, there is plenty in there, including sections on how to write your own and what things you might want to consider.

 

 

 

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