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FrithcCast Episode 6! Massive Swords and Anglo Saxon Disco Balls!

March 19th, 2017

Hail and Welcome! Join Suzanne and Kate on this next episode fo the very popular Firthcast! 

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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



Quote from Seamus Heaney’s interpretation of Beowulf, opening lines

Leeeerooooy Jeeeeeenkiiiins… (

I clank for coffee

Introduction to Beowulf

Kate’s Beowulf in under 5 minutes – in about 11 minutes…

Hrothogar, king of the Danes.  He builds the feasting hall, Heorot.

Anglo Saxon disco balls.

Warrior on a stick.

Hrothgar is married to Wealthow, and they send out a cry for help.

Beowulf comes, and fights with Grendel.

Grendel’s mum takes nark

Unferth makes a late entrance

Suzanne has to go rethink some stuff…

Beowulf fights Grendel’s mother

Beowulf is king in Geatland

Always turn left at Alberquerque

A thief steals from the dragon

Dragon attack by Michael Bay

‘He’s got the same eyes’

A kingdom dragonectomy

“It’s dangerous to go alone, take this…” quote from the 1986 action-adventure Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda

‘I am issuing you this mortal blow...’

How to find us online

Quote from Seamus Heaney’s interpretation of Beowulf – Beowulf’s funeral.

Frithcast Ep 5 The Nine Realms in 20 Min!

March 5th, 2017

Hail and welcome to this episode of Frithcast! We at TAC hope you enjoy this feature presentation! Please let us know what you think! 


Episode 5

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 campfire ambience assembled using samples and mixing tool at


Flailing Chocolate and their high calorie songs – Listener Challenge

“Lots of planets have a North”  - Dr Who 2010

‘The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill on Sea”, gas stoves and Walking Backwards for Christmas -The Goon Show

“The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town” The Two Ronnies

Coffee powered druid

I’d like to take you on a strange journey – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Time Travel Trousers – Professor Elemental

Midgard is right here

Muspelheim and Niflheim create the universe

Journey around the nine worlds

A bad joke


Jotunheim – home of the giants

Alfheim and Svartalfheim

Vanaheim, and the Vanir and Aesir war. 

Accidental decapitation

Helheim and Hella

Pop culture references to the underworld, Dantes Inferno

The World Tree

Ways between the worlds – Bifrost – not a rainbow trampoline


Animals around the World Tree

Nithog and library returns /What is enough breakfast for a deer?

The eagle in the rap battle – flyting at it’s finest

Enter the squirrel – Ratatosk/ Scrat from the Ice Age films

“Hold tight, Min.” - The Goon Show

The historical and the mythic truth

The Celtic otherworld

On a plane to Jotunheim

How to find us online



In case you’re wondering, has the origins for the word Hell as: “Old English hel, hell, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hel and German Hölle, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘to cover or hide’.

Heathen Hearthfire Episode 2

March 4th, 2017
Hail and welcome to Heathen Hearthside Episode Two! Join Mr. Ruger on the second episode of his new video series!
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#Asatru #Heathen #Pagan

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! 



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.



Closing Music:

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



Background fire ambience by inchadney from



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:

The mentioned free academic paper: (45 pages long, get a cuppa first)


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:



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.