Episode 15 – Thor (and Meatloaf)
Things we talk about in this episode:
'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.
'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence
Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org
Storm sounds from Martin Lightning at Freesound.org https://freesound.org/people/Martin%20Lightning/sounds/16480/
“Give yourself over...” from ‘Don’t Dream it, Be It’ - Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Kate drinks coffee recklessly…
Welcome to the virtual campfire
It’s important to have warm knees
Meatloaf song klaxon: Objects in the Read View Mirror
Meatloaf song klaxon: Life is a Lemon and…
Meatloaf song klaxon: Bat out of Hell
UPG and your own personal understanding
Pop culture and kennings – Kennings in modern poetry(www.poetryarchive.org/glossary/kenning) , Viking kennings http://www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/resources/mpvp/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/What-are-kennings.pdf
Chris Hemsworth returns
Redhead? Blond?… it’s all good
Thor: seen as a parallel with the Roman Jupiter, another thunder god
Thursday, Donar, Donnerstag (modern German for Thursday), and Donner and Blitzen (Thunder and Lightning – traditionally two of Santa’s reindeer)
Meatloaf song klaxon: Man of Steel
Protector and defender of the people.
Mjolnir – a sign of faith and a symbol of Thor.
What can I DO to make this situation better? The Thoughts of Thor
Thor’s goats and chariot – an absence of zombie goats...
Meatloaf song klaxon: What You See is What You Get
Thors hall, his wife and his children
Thor in the Sagas:
The Lay of Thrym – Thor dresses as a bride to retrieve his hammer from the giants.
The unique relationship between Thor and the Lord of Mischief
The Journey to Utgard – Thor goes to a giants castle and is challenged to unbeatable tasks.
‘Bernard’ - Blackadder II episode I ‘Bells’.
‘Granny Weatherwax would be proud’ – Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett’s Discword series.
Two short prayers to Thor – both from ‘A Book of Pagan Prayer’ by Serith.
Meatloaf song klaxon: Paradise by the Dashboard Light
Kate’s tangent into the etymology of the word ‘Starboard’
Meatloaf song klaxon: Goods Girls Go to Heaven, Bad Girls go Everywhere.
‘Bad girls go with Ragnar’ - reference to the main character of the TV show, Vikings (2013)
Thor’s fishing trip – go find it!
Suzanne and Kate decide to settle matters by lifting their cat… it may not end well…
How to find us online
‘But I don’t wanna explode’ - Serenity (2005) based on the TV series ‘Firefly’