Shout out to TAC Charter Member Kelly Marie Geary who suggested the topic for this episode
Things we talk about in this episode:
'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.
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'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence
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Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org
The William Tell Overture HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture and to hear it played properly: HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU
“This is the BBC...”
Havamal verse 3 - (warm knees)
The Elder Futhark and The Younger Futhark: HYPERLINK "http://omniglot.com/writing/runic.htm" l "elder"http://omniglot.com/writing/runic.htm#elder
The Anglo Saxon Futhork: HYPERLINK "http://omniglot.com/writing/futhorc.htm"http://omniglot.com/writing/futhorc.htm
The origins of the word alphabet – from first two letters of the Greek letters ‘Alpha Beta’ HYPERLINK "http://omniglot.com/writing/alphabets.htm"http://omniglot.com/writing/alphabets.htm
‘Sounds like steam escaping...’ Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Rune Poems – where the aspects or concepts of the runes come from. There are a few rune poems: Anglo Saxon Rune Poem, Norwegian Rune Poem, Icelandic Rune Poem, Abercandium Normandicum.
For rune poems, Suzanne has Dickins ‘Runic and Heroic Poems’. There’s a PDF of the full text available online here: https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/14759/1/fulltext.pdf
“The love of money is the root of all evil” The Holy Bible, Timothy 6:10
Viking coinage and hack silver – there are plenty of Viking age hoards which have Arabic coinage in, here’s three to start you off:
Thurcaston Hoard – Leicester, UK - HYPERLINK "https://finds.org.uk/counties/leicestershire/treasure-20-fitzwilliam-museum-the-thurcaston-viking-coin-hoard/"https://finds.org.uk/counties/leicestershire/treasure-20-fitzwilliam-museum-the-thurcaston-viking-coin-hoard/
Spillings Hoard – Gotland, Sweden - HYPERLINK "http://www.medievalhistories.com/silver-hoard-in-gotland/"http://www.medievalhistories.com/silver-hoard-in-gotland/
Skaill Hoard – Sanday, Orkney - HYPERLINK "http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/skaillhoard.htm"http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/skaillhoard.htm
Sigtuna Box (with a rather nifty runic curse on guarding against theft) HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigtuna_box"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigtuna_box
How do you measure wealth?
“Cattle die, kindred die.” Havamal verses 76 and 77
Cattle/cows as the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the Gothic alphabet and the Greek alphabet.
“Kindred and Kine” HYPERLINK "https://www.thefreedictionary.com/kine"https://www.thefreedictionary.com/kine
Irish cattle raids, such as the Cattle Raid of Cooley: HYPERLINK "https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Cattle-Raid-of-Cooley"https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Cattle-Raid-of-Cooley
Zoastrianism and the group soul of domesticated cattle, more on how cattle are viewed in different faiths can be found here: HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_in_religion_and_mythology"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_in_religion_and_mythology
Mind Bender: the Phonecian letter ‘A’. The ideogram for cattle. HYPERLINK "https://www.omniglot.com/writing/phoenician.htm"https://www.omniglot.com/writing/phoenician.htm
Feoh is also a picture of a cow: horns through a yolk.
The etemology of the word ‘fee’ HYPERLINK "https://www.etymonline.com/word/fee"https://www.etymonline.com/word/fee
Suzanne’s UPG moment: The giant in Jack and Beanstalk. The understanding came from a conversation a few years ago with a Vitki (runic magician) in Derbyshire.
The Norse creation myth: Audhumla (the cosmic cow) HYPERLINK "http://www.norse-mythology.cba.pl/page,23,audhumla.html"http://www.norse-mythology.cba.pl/page,23,audhumla.html
Electricity: only works when it’s moving - HYPERLINK "http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revision/2/"http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/energy_electricity_forces/electric_current_voltage/revision/2/
(TV Tropes: warning, don’t go here unless you have a good few hours spare… HYPERLINK "http://tvtropes.org/"http://tvtropes.org/ )
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