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Episode 28 – The First Rune: Bovine Bank Accounts

February 14th, 2018

Shout out to TAC Charter Member Kelly Marie Geary who suggested the topic for this episode

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. 

[ HYPERLINK "http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I"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

[ HYPERLINK "http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients"http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

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/ )

 

How to find us online

 

Suzanne gets to be fierce