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Episode 60 -Mighty Things - Toys and Trinkets of the Gods

June 15th, 2019

Episode 60 – Mighty Toys and Trinkets of the Gods

 

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

 

A Duet for Two Cats. Here sung by proper sopranos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMngXo9B_Vg , and here by some choirboys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNeMcSdBCM

Cats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cats_(musical)

Tosca: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/tosca-in-a-nutshell/

Hamlet: https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/shakespedia/shakespeares-plays/hamlet/

Locking a trophy up in an office and someone has to steal it – reference to the Halloween episodes of Brooklyn 99 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372/

Wild Wild West – (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120891/

AT-AT – Imperial Walker from Star Wars: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/All_Terrain_Armored_Transport

Mjolnir – Thor’s Hammer https://norse-mythology.org/symbols/thors-hammer/

“Over the top lads, an intae ‘em!” Billy Connolly. Scottish Stand up comic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Connolly

Steve Rogers/ Captain America – Marvel Universe https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_America

Mr Rogers. Mr Rogers Neighbourhood: https://www.misterrogers.org/

Vision – Marvel Universe https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Vision

Thor’s belt and gauntlets give him giant-strength: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megingj%C3%B6r%C3%B0

Miu- Miu – the name Darcy gives the Mjolnir in Thor: Dark World (2013) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/

Gungir – Odin’s Spear https://norse-mythology.org/gungnir/

Duke/Dux https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dux

“The Grey Pilgrim” Another name for Gandalf the Grey, The Two Towers (2002): https://www.quotes.net/mquote/120433
Draupnir – Odin’s ring: http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/07/26/draupnir-god-odins-magical-ring-multiply/

Ketil – Norse for cauldron

“Arms like noodles” Invader Zim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bsfWTQKCF0

Danger Noodles – snake in Doggo Lingo *boopsnek* https://www.rover.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-doggo-lingo/

Freya’s necklace Brisingamen: http://freyjafirst.com/Brisingamen.aspx

The Weirdstone of the Brisingamen book by Alan Garner https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DPZN3GK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Skidbladnir- Frey’s collapsible/ folding ship http://mytologiskplads.dk/english/the-viking-ship.html

Imperial Clipper – Elite Dangerous: https://www.alpha-orbital.com/elite/ship/imperial-clipper

Hofuth – Heimdall’s sword: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C7%ABfu%C3%B0

Gjallarhorn – Heimdall’s blowing horn, which will sound to signal the Ragnarok: https://norse-mythology.org/the-gjallarhorn/

Damage-Twigg – The Tricksters sword/staff (Laevateinn/ Haevatein) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A6vateinn

Death Star – Built by the Imperial forces in Star Wars to end the Rebel forces: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Death_Star

Frigga and Freya have a falcon cloak/ falcon coat

Sif’s gold hair

Svalinn – the shield that protects the earth from the full power of the sun. Referenced in the Grimnismal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalinn

Odin’s High Seat

The Iron Throne – a throne made from swords in A Song of Ice and Fire, book series by GRR Martin. https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Throne

Frey’s sword: https://mythology.net/norse/norse-gods/freyr/

“Tutilary dentistry” Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar: http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/c/croup.htm

Forseti’s axe – from a Frisian story http://ydalir.ca/norsegods/forseti/

“Well, that could have gone better” misremembered from the opening lines of Mal Reynolds, Firefly episode 11 “Trash”

“Absolute Unit” the absolute unit sheep meme, which started with a tweet from the Museum of Rural Life: https://twitter.com/themerl/status/983341970318938112?lang=en

 

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Episode 59 - Animal Companions

June 1st, 2019

Episode 59 – Animal Companions

 

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

 

Sir Ian McKellen http://www.mckellen.com/
Gandalf https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Gandalf

Kevin Bacon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000102/ (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

Huginn and Munin – Odin’s raven companions

Ravens saying Nevermore… from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven

Geri and Freki – Odin’s wolf companions

Sleipnir – Odin’s eight-legged horse, child of the trickster.

“Two tickets to that thing you love” Old Spice ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

Very Quick and Early Waker – Sunna’s horses

Rapid Goer – Mannis horse

Teeth Bearer and Teeth Grinder – Thor’s goats

Norwegian Forest Cats: https://www.gccfcats.org/Cat-Breeds/Norwegian-Forest-Cat

Meerkats and “Simples”: Compare the Market ad Campaign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compare_the_Meerkat

Hati and Skoll – the wolves that chase the sun and moon. Sons of Fenrir.

Garm – in Guild Wars II - the wolf that guards the gates to Hel’s realm. Treated as separate to Fenris in the Grimnismal

Cerberus – the three headed guardian of Hades https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cerberus

Syncretism – the blending or partial blending of ideas, culture or faiths. Here’s some examples of religious syncretism: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/syncretism/a/syncretism-article

Morgana le Fay and Morgose https://beyondthedreamline.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/ladies-of-legend-morgan-le-fay-and-morgause/

“make your own kind of music” Paloma Faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHey3FIyujQ

Frostymane – the horse that pulls the chariot of night

Skinfaxi – the horse the pulls the chariot of day

Shadowfax – the name of Gandalf’s horse in Lord of the Rings https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Shadowfax

Beasts of Battle motif in Viking and Anglo-Saxon culture: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/what-are-the-beasts-of-battle

Battleboar – Freya’s boar

Golden Bristles – Frey’s boar

Pumba – warthog character from the Lion King: https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Pumbaa

 

Ratatosk – the squirrel messenger. Kate sees him as looking like Scrat from the Ice Age films

Nithog – the dragon that eats the roots of the World Tree

Flyting – a verbal contest of insults https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flyting-was-medieval-england-s-version-of-an-insult-trading-rap-battle

The Giant Eagle who sits at the top of the World Tree.

“Neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit.” Going Postal, Terry Pratchett https://discworld.fandom.com/wiki/Ankh-Morpork_Post_Office

Four deer who eat the lower leaves of the World Tree

Fenrir – the wolf son of the Trickster

Jormungand – the great serpent child of the Trickster

The Familiar in classical witchcraft http://www.witchipedia.com/def:familiar

Dogs in Viking burials: (and Viking pets in general) http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/vik_pets.shtml

“For I am the cat that walks by itself, and all places are alike to me” Rudyard Kipling ‘The Cat that Walked by Himself’ http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/rg_catwalked1.htm

“Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair” Cats Sleep Anywhere’ poem by Eleanor Farjeon https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/cats-sleep-anywhere/

“The greater cats ” ‘The Greater Cats’ poem by Vita Sackville-West https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-greater-cats-2/

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