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Episode 30 – Ragnarok

March 17th, 2018

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

 

Good folks, we’re talking about the Ragnarok in this episode.  It’s okay to choose to listen to it at some future time – be kind to yourself and consider the option if you’re not in a good mental health place at the moment. 

 

‘I miss Wash’ - Firefly (TV series 2002-2003 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series)  ) and Serenity (film 2005)

 

“All of this has happened before..” Battlestar Galactica (TV series 2004-2009)

 

The death of Baldur – as a foreshadow to the Ragnarok

 

Galadriel’s Mirror http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Mirror_of_Galadriel

 

Breaking the bonds of kinship and the breaking of oaths – compare it to the oath they give to the builder in the Building of the Walls of Asgard

 

Fae contracts – look at the giving and keeping of promises in fairy tales.  There’s a good example in ‘Boots and His Crew’ http://www.mftd.org/index.php?action=story&id=3308

 

Three winters without summers – the Fimbulwinter

 

Spring Court – from Changeling: the lost RPG http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Spring_Court_(CTL)

 

The Binding of Loki

 

“The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more systems will slip through your fingers.” Princess Leia Organa, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

 

The Binding of Fenris

 

Music: Baltars Dream from Battlestar Galactica Season 2, by Bear McCreary, used with advice from the Performing Rights Society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-WOER-9WB0

 

The events of the Ragnarok, as described in the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda

 

The Voluspa – stanzas 40-58 http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe03.htm

 

Gylfanning chapters 26, 34, 51-53 also has a few references to the Ragnarok https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Prose_Edda/Gylfaginning

 

Images of the Ragnarok:

Thorwalds Cross – Isle of Man - http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/lK4EapVHRgKV_DyFGeDeIQ

Gosforth Cross – Cumbria, UK - https://thejournalofantiquities.com/2013/05/18/the-gosforth-cross-cumbria/

Ledberg Stone, Sweden - https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Ledberg%20stone

Skarpaka Stone, Sweden https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skarp%C3%A5ker_Stone

 

Kate detours to the Isle of Man…

 

What might a Ragnarok look like now?

 

A self-care interlude: the Havamal

 

Things to consider with the Prose Edda.

 

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