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Heathen Moments: The Nine Noble Virtues Episode 1

March 2nd, 2017

Hail and Welcome! 

Join us on this episode of Heathen Moments as Jeff begins taking us on a journey down the Nine Nobel Virtues! 

Hail!

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Youtube:https://youtu.be/0madS-HjDg4

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Frithcast Extra XL Jorvik 2017

March 1st, 2017

Frithcast Extra XL Jorvik 2017

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

 

 

Day 1:

Who are we and where are we?

A week at York, at the Jorvik Viking Festival

The Walls of the City of York

Suzanne and Kate get thrown off the city walls…

The history of the city, the Roman city of Eboracum, the Anglo Saxon city of Eforwic, and the Viking city of Jorvik

That ‘wic part’ of place names

What’s here in the centre of York.

The first mention of the York Minster, on the site of the Roman Principium

Roman fortress plans and cookie cutters/the fort at Hardknot Pass, Cumbria.

The River Ouse and the River Foss converge – the geography under York

Longboats up the Ouse

Place name evidence/ street name evidence - ‘Micklegate’ - from the Old Norse ‘big street’ and Coppergate from Old Norse ‘the street of cup makers’

The archaeological dig at Coppergate – what did they find?

Runrig back gardens and farming by strips

The state of preservation at Coppergate – ‘anaerobic preservation’ of organic remains

The Jorvik Viking Centre displays and interpretations (pre 2015 floods).

Thorfast and his comb – a punne or play on words, relying on the Lincoln comb case inscription ‘Thorfast made a good comb’.

It’s the York Helmet, not the Coppergate Helmet.  My bad.

Plans for Tuesday

The introduction to your roving reporter Ood the Tiny

 

Day 2: starts 21:29

An early morning walk around the walls of York.  Pro tips included :)

Fencing: en garde/ lats...

Liqueur chocolates explain everything…

We Go Live! for the first time.

Our professional standards are kept in a box...

Go Live up Stonegate and York Minster

Kate gets distracted by chocolate (again)

Constantine and his great big column

City walking tour

Archaeology comes in layers, like ogres.

Ood the Tiny finds a boat his size

Evening lecture with nibbles

Specialisations in academia

Suzanne falls right into Kate’s joke...

Professor Dawn Hadley’s presentation on her research at the site of Torksey, North Lincolnshire.

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle – the entry for the year 793 and accounts of The Great Army

Soil sampling – how it works

More on Torksey

Tomorrows plans: tablet weaving.

 

Some more links on Torksey:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/viking-torksey-inside-the-great-armys-winter-camp.htm

The mentioned free academic paper: (45 pages long, get a cuppa first) http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/100285/10/the-winter-camp-of-the-viking-great-army-ad-872-3-torksey-lincolnshire.pdf

 

Day3: starts 42:08

Kate’s breakfast

Buskers and Vikings are starting to arrive

A crepe with all the chocolate…

Kate hunts cats.

Tablet Weaving with Mari Wickerts, an experimental archaeologist from Sweden

What is an experimental archaeologist exactly?

What is tablet weaving?

The spun gold in the braids at Birka

The Oseberg tablets.

Tablet woven designs

Plans for tomorrow: kedgeree day, a historical writing masterclass and a storyteller.

 

A link about tablet weaving: http://www.shelaghlewins.com/tablet_weaving/TW01/TW01.htm

 

 

Day4: starts 51.30

Arriving back from Peter Carrington-Porter’s ‘Life of Harald Hardrada’

Storm Doris arrives to say hi

A morning of creative writing workshop with Julian Hill – author of Shieldwall and Viking Fire

Kate reflects on Harald Hardrada, and is disappointed.

A quick discussion of Harald, Harold, William, parentage, 1066 and all that.

The Vikings at Home and Abroad Exhibition (which we did a quick tour of yesterday)

The Canute Project

Peter Carrington-Porter, storyteller: ‘Life of Harald Hardrada’ - he’s also done his own interpretation of Beowulf

Suzanne’s highlight of the week: looking forward to going to the 10th Century Traders tomorrow morning – discussion of her shopping wish list.

‘You can never have too many hammers’

Kate gets grumpy that a Viking festival doesn’t sell classical Roman stuff… a quick sideways step into Roman history.

 

Day5: starts 1:07:47

We’re back from York

Kate doesn’t complain about the trains.

Suzanne has more than her fair share of colds.  Her third cold of 2017.  She’s a little grumpy.

Our last day: shopping at the 10th C. Traders.  Including traders from the Baltics bringing amber, those bringing furs, metalwork, bonework, woodwork, jewellery, shoes, belt pouches, drinking horns, beads, etc…

Suzanne’s shopping haul.

A quick discussion on the possible relatives of Storm Doris

Hammers: concise and to the blunt

Our last thoughts on Jorvik and York.

Grape Lane.  Look it up.  We’re not responsible for what you find.

Don’t shoot a Scotsman from the walls of York…

We’re all vikinged out…

 

What’s on at the festival for families and young children: it varies from year to year, but has been things like: have a go archery and sword combat, family films, best beard competition with a children’s section, living history encampments, viking steading with animals.  Lots of events are family friendly, and free, like the March to Coppergate (typically on the Saturday afternoon). Depending on age, you may find that little ones get the most out of the last weekend of the festival, rather than the week events.

 

A flail into Bos Primogenus – the second rune, Uruz, and battle cattle.

How many sleeps until next year?

This is us and Ood the Tiny signing off.

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Heathen Moments Ep 1

February 19th, 2017

Hail and Welcome!

Join us for Heathen Moments Episode 1!

Join us on one of our newest video series, that we know you will love!

Let us know what you think, and get excited and ready for many more episodes and video series!

Hail!

 

Video Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=125xiRBXyrw&t=1s&index=1&list=PLlB6HS336zUnuJVYlpj3JUit5t-A9Y2Nu

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FrithCast Episode 4

February 17th, 2017

Hail and welcome to the new episode of Frithcast! Please share and enjoy! 

 

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 campfire ambience assembled using samples and mixing tool at http://www.ambient-mixer.com.

 

 

I remember what this is called!

Kate runs out of steam

People get excitable as to choice – other Asatru groups are available...

Havamal – translated by Bellows (1936)

Beowulf

A list of the 5 rough sections of the Havamal:

  • Section 1: Guest Rights and Responsibilities: verses 1-80. Especially verse 77 “Cattle die, kindred die...” and keeping guests knees warm.
  • Section 2: Verses 81-110. On Women: including 2 stories of the seduction of women.
  • Section 3: Verses 111 – 137. Advice for the Stray Singer: “I advise you...”  Especially verse 127, the basis for Declaration 127 signed by TAC.
  • Section 4: Runes: verses 138-146: Especially verses 138-139 which describe the Allfather’s self sacrifice to obtain the runes.
  • Section 5: Verse 147 to the end: Charms:”I know a first, a second” etc. Verse 157 mentions the runes again.

Translation and language considerations

9 noble virtues

How to find us online

 

 

Section 2 is actually 30 ish verses, not 20 ish.  80-110.  My bad.

 

Some of the translations available online: (most at: http://www.heathengods.com/havamal/index.htm)

Bellows 1936

Thorpe

Hollander

Larrington

Bray – also available at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/havamal.html

Chisholm

Auden and Taylor

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Heathen Hearth Fire Ep 1

February 14th, 2017

Hail and welome! 

 

We are very excited and honored to present to the community, and the world our newest video series/podcast! 

Hail Matthew Ruger! Media Manager here at TAC has started a new video series covering a wiede range of topics within the Heathen world. 

 

To find the video version of this, pleae follow this link: https://youtu.be/BAzKnuSIA-o

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Frithast Episode 3

February 1st, 2017

Hail and welcome to EP 3 of Frithcast! So far, it has been quite popular! We hope you enjoy this latest episode, and let us know what you think!

 

Dont forget to subscribe! 

 

Episode 3

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 campfire ambience assembled using samples and mixing tool at http://www.ambient-mixer.com.

 

 

Star Wars (Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith)

The coffee is missing

Values and tenets in faith

The central tenet of modern heathenry

Values of dick may vary

The Nine Noble Virtues

The World Tree and Ratatosk

Describe the Nature of the Gods

Offering and Sacrifice

Societal Rece… recipi… recitor…

Lets start somewhere

Heathen Expert…

How to find us online.

 

 

 

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Frithcast Extra! Mental Health and Self Care!

January 25th, 2017

Join us for this mini episode of Frithcast! 

 

Frithcast Extra – Self Care

 

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 campfire ambience assembled using samples and mixing tool at http://www.ambient-mixer.com.

 

1) “I have a cold, and a squeaky voice”

2) Batman and Red Dwarf – Alfred and Rimmer talk soup

3) Because politics affects everyone

4) Some things that might help with self care:

     Change your environment (if you are able) to encounter less news and reactions

     Take care of your physical needs: eat, wash, sleep, drink, walk.  Take any prescribed meds.

    Talk – to family, friends, faith leaders, therapists, counsellors, someone you trust.

    Catastrophising – what it is and what you can do

5) Create, if you feel safe, find a way to express yourself in a controlled way.

 6)‘Just One Thing’ - set one reasonable, achievable goal.

 7)You are your own best friend.

 8) What you can do if you feel unsafe

9) We are all human

10)Choosing options is a choice.  Choosing to do something or not is still a choice. You decide what is best for you.

11) Please look after yourselves. Look after each other if you feel able.

12)How to find us online

 

We realise that self care is a very personal thing, so these things are just tools that you can choose to use, or not.  There are also some free smartphone apps out there that you might choose to look at:

 

Headspace – available for both

Self Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) - available for both

The Worry Box for android

Worry Watch for iphone

 

Stay Alive – available for both

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Frithcast Episode 2

January 13th, 2017

Join us for EP 2 of Frithcast! Please ejnoy, and let us know what you think! 

 

Also available on Itunes. 

 

Episode 2

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 campfire ambience assembled using samples and mixing tool at http://www.ambient-mixer.com.

  

The talky credit bit

Crows and knees

What is heathenry?

Faith is personal

What is TAC?

The coffee returns

UPG

The Wild Hunt and Air Traffic Control

A Druids perspective

A really bad joke

Coffee again/ Boglins/ Bose Einstein condensate

I’m a deer!

And Nathaniel sits on a spike (Blackadder Season II: Beer)

The names of heathenry

Some of the gods

Heathens and connections with the gods

The faith with the homework

Some of the texts of heathenry

The bias in historical records

The Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda

The Icelandic sagas

The myth cycle – the creation of the universe

2 of the nine realms

Midgard – middle earth and Anglo-Saxon studies

Many cultures with a collective understanding

The myth cycle – the end of days and beyond

Heathenry is a living faith

Havamal

How to find us online

Too much complicated

 

Can’t believe that we spent all that time setting up the line about Nathaniel and then blowing it.  Spike.  It’s a spike.  Not a chair.  Or even two chairs. 

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FrithCast Ep 1 Introductions!

December 29th, 2016

Hail and welome to one of TAC's enwest podcasts brought to you by one of our UK Ambasadors Suzanne Fraizer-Martin! 

 

We hope you enjoy, but please let us know what you think! 

 

Music credits:

Opening track: Ancient Whispers by PCIII from the album Ad Asatra Vol 1.  Available at freemusicarchive.org under the Creative Commons Licence

 

Closing track: Round II The Ancients by Learning Music. Available at freemusicarchive.org under the Creative Commons Licence

 

Campfire ambience created at ambientmixer.com

 

Things we mention in this episode:

 

1) Eddie Izzard

2)The Goon Show

3) #Frithchat

4) Star Wars

5) Lumpy coffee

6) (a brief mention of) 2001 A Space Odyssey

7) GCHQ – Government Communications Headquarters – The UK equivalent of the NSA in America

8)Suzanne and Kate introduce themselves (finally!)

9)virtual campfire (and definitely not the kitchen)

10) coffee again

11)vegan kidneys

12)The Marvel Cinematic Universe

13)The faces of the Gods

14) A Druids Perspective

15) Hail and Welcome!

16) How to contact us online

 

 

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Shoemaker’s Hall: Resolving Frith

November 17th, 2016

Hail and welcome! Join Bret on this episode of Shoemakers Halls! 

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