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Episode 31 – Lord Surt and Fire

March 30th, 2018

Episode 31 – Lord Surt and Fire

 

Shout out to TAC Charter member  , for 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.

[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

 

There’s lots of UPG in this episode, we’ve tried to reference it as best we can.

 

Suzanne and Kate conjugate and decline – dratted latin classes… https://helpful.knobs-dials.com/index.php/Inflection,_Derivation,_Declension,_Conjugation

 

“Listens for audience applause...” Bluebottle, The Goon Show https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebottle_(character)

 

“The primary buffer panel has come off...” Serenity (2005) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/quotes/

 

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (and the horned helmet of Surt) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surtur_(Marvel_Comics)

 

Surt as destruction by fire

 

Warm knees – from the Havamal, verse 3 http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe04.htm

 

Fire in the heathen worldview

 

Muspelheim - ‘In the beginning there was fire’ https://norse-mythology.org/cosmology/the-nine-worlds/muspelheim/

 

The Wicker Man (film 1973 and 2006)

 

“No grenades...” Serenity (2005)https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/quotes/

 

Fire as a provider of heat, warmth and light.  As a forge, and for a hearth fire. 

 

The use of candles and incense on altars

 

Fire as a requirement for advanced society

 

Loki’s trial at Utgard – his eating contest. https://norse-mythology.org/tale-utgarda-loki/

 

Fire as a transformer

 

The Viking cemetery at Repton – internment burials and cremation burials. http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MDR4288&resourceID=1023

 

Fires at camps, the creation of sacred space and frith

 

Viking metalwork – shield bosses, bridle fittings, hinges, locks, rivets and nails. See http://viking.archeurope.info/index.php?page=viking-metalworkand also http://vikingmetalwork.blogspot.co.uk/

 

The importance of fire in the Havamal – warmth as an element of frith.  Compare fire in verses 3, 68, 70 and 82

 

Fire and safety

 

Stars (and the sun) and the connection to fire

 

Kate remembers talking to a blacksmith, and how they measure the temperature of metal by sight.

 

Black Body Radiation https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbody_radiation

 

The connection between heated metal and stars.  Compare types of stars https://www.universetoday.com/24299/types-of-stars/  wit colours of heated steel https://sizes.com/materials/colors_of_heated_metals.htm

 

The constellation of Orion: the stars of Betelgeuse (kind of orangey colour) https://www.space.com/37344-alma-captures-clearest-image-of-betelgeuse.htmlon the top left of the constellation compared with Rigel (blue coloured) on the bottom right. http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/blue-white-rigel-is-orions-brightest-star

 

“And all of this will happen again...” Battlestar Galactica (TV Series 2004 - 2009)

 

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