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Frithcast Episode 15: Thor (and Meatloaf)

August 2nd, 2017

Episode 15 – Thor (and Meatloaf)

Things we talk about in this episode:


Opening Music:

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



Closing Music:

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



Background fire ambience by inchadney from

Storm sounds from Martin Lightning at



“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( , Viking kennings

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’