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Episode 64 - Tyr and the Nature of Sacrifice

August 15th, 2019

Episode 64 – Tyr and the Nature of Sacrifice

 

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

 

“Walking through the streets of London in the rain” paraphrased from the song Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDpYBT0XyvA

“Bourbon Street” from ‘Moon over Bourbon Street’ by Sting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i_0PkOqLKA

Utilitarianism, with a little help from Batman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a739VjqdSI

 

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Most notably in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982), but also in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

“Not the one.” Quote from Zathras, Babylon Five https://babylon5.fandom.com/wiki/Zathras

Sigurdrifumal – here’s a place to start:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrdr%C3%ADfum%C3%A1l

Lokasenna: Loki insults Tyr by saying that he only brings strife

Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir can be found here: https://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-binding-of-fenrir/

Marty McFly from Back to the Future series of films (first released in 1985, but it’s hard to say with time travel…) https://www.backtothefuture.com/

Justitia – Goddess of balance: https://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/amat/iss/kap_2/advanced/h2_1_3.html

Nemesis – Goddess of retribution: https://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Nemesis.html

Romans connected Tyr with Mars: https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-aesir-gods-and-goddesses/tyr/

The make up of a Roman legion: https://www.unrv.com/military/legion.php

Dune and the system of Kanly https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Kanly

The Saga of Hakon the Good: https://avaldsnes.info/en/informasjon/hakon-den-gode/

Adam of Bremen’s account of the Temple at Uppsala: http://www.germanicmythology.com/works/uppsalatemple.html

Blazing Saddles (1974) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/

Human Sacrifice at Trelleborg, there’s some good info here: https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/religion-magic-death-and-rituals/human-sacrifices/ and here: https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2014/12/02/child_sacrifice_and_other_viking_activities_108967.html

Pax Deorum:http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/05/01/what-was-pax-deorum-and-how-important-was-it/

“see here Mars, if you be the man for this job I will give you...” - quote from HBO series Rome (TV series 2005 - 2007)

“It is better not to give, than to give too much” Havamal verse 144

“Money is like muck, no good unless spread” Francis Bacon

‘If you hoard it, they will come’ paaraphrased from Field of Dreams (1989) ‘If you built it, they will come’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/

Sigurd and Fafnir - https://www.storynory.com/sigurd-and-the-dragon/

Caesar – De Bello Gallico https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commentarii_de_Bello_Gallico

Tacitus – Germania https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania_(book)

There’s a nice site about the nature of viking sacrifice in Denmark here: https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-viking-age/religion-magic-death-and-rituals/the-viking-blot-sacrifices/

How to find us online

Episode 63 - The Case of the Missing Apples

August 1st, 2019

Episode 63 – The Case of the Missing Apples

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]

How to find us online

 

If you’d like to read the original of this tale, you’re looking for the Skáldskaparmál chapter 56.  Otherwise, we both hope that you enjoy this retelling.

“A new life awaits you in Midgard...” paraphrased from the opening advert in Bladerunner (1982)

“A night when the sky came down and wrapped itself...” paraphrased from the opening of The Big Sleep by Mickey Spillaine (1939)

June 793 – the date of the Viking raid on Lindesfarne, as recorded in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

“A more wretched hive of scum and villany” Ben Kenobi, Star Wars IV A New Hope (1977) (well, we had to get one geek reference in...)

There’s a lot of sound effects in this one. A lot. If you’re really into them, you can find plenty on Freesound, Sound Bible, Youtube and Ambient Mixer. We’ve used all of these under creative commons attribution license, here’s some of the more prominent ones:

 

ambient-mixer.com:
City ambience based on Gotham City Rain by mosca67
Gin Joint based on Noir Cafe by scathach
Office based on Valentine Detective Agency by FalloutThoughts
Music 'Film Noir' by Matthew Pablo

YouTube:
Gunshots Ricochet by SoundEffectsFactory via YouTube
Ambience police sirens sampled from "Federal Electric, Type 8, Siren 1920's to 40's" by Skulldigger via YouTube
'Ain't She Sweet' by Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra

Freesound:
Car Stopping by Ermens