Hail and enjoy!
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
The Tea Break at the Wall of Asgard…
We are your bona heathens… (Julian and Sandy: Round the Horne)
Faith should be joyful and life affirming
Humour is subjective
Faith through the lens of humour allows change and growth
Humour is based in a shared understanding of culture
‘At least we won’t die a straw death’ - Arrgh where is this from? I know it’s a saga, it’s a small matter of remembering which one...I’m sure I haven’t dreamt it…
Vikings are fatalistic.
Kate likes a happy ending
Vikings are utilitarian
In a hole in the ground...
The Viking graffiti at Maeshowe
A bit of a neolithic diversion:
Maeshowe and the Viking graffiti - http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/maeshowe/maeshrunes.htm
A laser scan of the tomb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DX-OBFdUTE
The Neolithic village of Skara Brae https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skara_Brae
The Tomb of the Eagles http://www.tomboftheeagles.co.uk/index.html
The two most notable inscriptions: ‘X carved these runes up high’ and ‘Ingeborg is a very fair woman’
The Lincoln Comb Case: ‘Thorfast made a good comb’ http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=65237&partId=1
Only listen to this after the 9pm watershed...
A parallel with Ibn Rustah’s translator
‘And notice gentlemen, the faster I go...’ - The Far Side, Gary Larsen
Funnies and faith go together
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