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Frithcast Episode 22- Can the Mountains love the Sea?

November 17th, 2017

Episode 22 – Can the Mountains Love the Sea?

 

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

 

 

‘Hold tight Min, we’re going three miles an hour’ - The Goon Show, ‘Dishonoured – Again’ Series 9, episode 13

 

‘Big blue wobbily thing, that mermaids live in’ - Blackadder the Third – Ink and Incapability, 1987

 

Njord and Skathi – the description of the marriage and circumstances are found in the Skaldskaparmal, the second part of the Prose Edda. 
Other interpretations and discussions on the story can be found here: https://earthandstarryheaven.com/2016/11/09/njord-skadi/

https://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-marriage-of-njord-and-skadi/

 

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Episode 21 – Gods of the Waves

November 3rd, 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 and ocean ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

“I’d like to see them do this on television...” Eccles, The Goon Show

“A woman’s place is in the resistance.”  - Princess Leia, Star Wars.  Numerous artworks and feminist march placards: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/princess-leia-womens-march/ One of the many artworks available: https://society6.com/product/a-womans-place-is-in-the-resistance455119_print#s6-7012194p4a1v45

 

Kate explores sandcastles

 

Sorry, Grimsby

 

Poseidon and Neptunus.  More about Neptune can be found here: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Neptune-Roman-god and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune_(mythology) He had a temple in Rome, on the Campus Martius (The Field of Mars), and a festival day on July 23rd. Posideon was the Greek equivalent, found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseidon.  Both were also patrons of horse racing.

Kate fries shrimp – in a wok, under the sea

Calypso and Pascal’s Wager.  Calypso is a Greek goddess, more info can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calypso_(mythology)
Pascal theorised about the existence of the divine, and concluded that those who believed would ultimately have a better time of it. http://www.iep.utm.edu/pasc-wag/ or a short video which uses Indiana Jones to help explain it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S93jMOqF-oE

Aegir and Ran

 

Njord

 

Psychopomp – someone or something which acts as a guide for those dying in this realm and journeying to another. In Norse mythology, this is more likely to be Valkyries.   http://www.psychopomps.org/what-is-a-psychopomp.html

 

A tricky bit of alliteration

 

The nine daughters of Aegir and Ran

Agatha, Tabatha and Bagatha – from Eddie Izzard, Unrepeatable Tour, Horror Movies Sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QGhSYgPhgA

 

Tallulah – from Cool Runnings (1993) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzwSW4OTZA4

 

The Gods and Jotun – it’s complicated

One, Two, Many, Lots… from the Troll counting system found in Terry Pratchet’s Discworld series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Discworld)

 

‘Under the Sea’ - song from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  The original tale from 1837 ends quite differently, and you can read about it here: https://moviepilot.com/posts/3277739

 

“Peace in our time” comes from several notable places, but the one we were thinking about was Tony Stark from Age of Ultron http://observationdeck.kinja.com/war-and-peace-the-not-so-subtle-themes-of-avengers-ag-1702167014

 

rawping/yawpin’ – Derbyshire dialect.  Often used in conjunction with ‘shouting’, so, ‘shouting and yawpin’ used to describe someone yelling and angry.  ‘E were shouting and yawpin’. You can find more Derbyshire dialect words here: http://www.near-chesterfield-derbyshire.com/derbyshire-dialect.html and here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/content/articles/2005/08/19/voices05_derbyshire_dictionary_feature.shtml

 

Ragnarok – The End of Days.  Some heathens understand this to have already happened, and some that it’s yet to come.  Either way, there’s information on the ‘Twilight of the Gods’ here: https://norse-mythology.org/tales/ragnarok/

 

“Spoilers, Sweetie” – River Song, Dr Who – series 4,5 and 6. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/River_Song

 

Njor in Norwegian folklore – from Dumézil, Georges (1973) translated by Coltman, Derek. From Myth to Fiction: The Saga of Hadingus. University of Chicago Press pg 220.

 

Kate wonders: Where did Norway get its name? (It’s explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway)

 

Njord in Loki’s Flyting – The Lokasenna.  This whole exchange happens in Aegir’s Halls. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokasenna

 

Big upside-down squirrel – Eddie Izzard –  from the Carthaginians and elephants sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smN4_9PwZOw

 

‘The Old Man of the Winds’ from Saami mythology.  From Dumézil, Georges (1973) translated by Coltman, Derek. From Myth to Fiction: The Saga of Hadingus. University of Chicago Press pg25

 

Njord’s marriage to Skathi – we’re planning on covering this in the next episode, so don’t want to say too much here – spoilers!  You’re welcome to look it up if you don’t like surprises :)

 

42 – from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams.  According to Adams, 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/42

 

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