Things we talk about in this episode:
'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.
'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence
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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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