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Episode 42 - Beasts of Battle

September 15th, 2018

Episode 42 – Beasts of Battle

 

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

 

Kate’s slight diversion into Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. You can read along here: http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.1.one.html

‘The Beasts of Battle’ - the eagle, the raven and the wolf, often referred to as a group in company of each other. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/beasts.shtml

Anglo-Saxon literature, including Beowulf – uses them as a foreshadow, or feasting on the dead after battle. A negative image.

Jaws theme music – used as a precursor or foreshadow to shark attacks in the 1975 film, Jaws. If you need a reminder of what it sounds like (thank you John Williams I'm never willingly going to swim in open water again), head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8i-pSVMaQ

Go-Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8i-pSVMaQ

The reasons for those sharks-eye view shots: http://www.cracked.com/article_24010_6-classic-movie-moments-made-possible-by-dumb-mistakes.html and http://www.cracked.com/article_16940_6-classic-movies-that-narrowly-avoided-disaster.html

Pavlov – a scientist who explored the way that animals could associate a ringing bell with the production of food, this became known as Classical Conditioning: https://www.simplypsychology.org/pavlov.html

“They’re going to cut us to pieces, roast us over an open fire, and eat us!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu6ZpVlzhUk

OE poem: The Wanderer http://www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/?do=get&type=text&id=wdr

OE poem: Beowulf

OE poem: Judith https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/judith/

OE poem: Exodus https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/exodus/

Anubis – the Jackal-headed Egyptian god of the dead https://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/anubis.html

OE poem: The Battle of Maldon https://anglosaxonpoetry.camden.rutgers.edu/battle-of-maldon/

Space Marine Chapter.    Marines. In Space. With plenty of different Chapters to choose from. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Pictorial_List_of_Space_Marine_Chapters_A-L

Dehumanisation of enemies – a stage of Genocide http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/8stagesofgenocide.html and https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/philosophy-dispatches/201112/dehumanization-genocide-and-the-psychology-indifference-0

Sutton Hoo – Wolves and birds imagery, especially on the shield http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1433758 and decorative purse flap. http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1433755

Viking literature: Poetic Edda – uses them as a positive image, often in praise of an individual warrior.

“He fed the eagle out in Greece” From the Invar Runestones, identification number ‘SO 179’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingvar_runestones and

They journeyed boldly; /Went far for gold,
Fed the eagle / Out in the east,
And died in the south / In Saracenland

—Gripsholm Rune-Stone (c. 1050)

Berserker- Have a read here: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/berserke.shtml

Bayeux tapestry - the raven banner imagery. There are two images here, one banner with a hopeful force, and the second as an empty banner trampled under horse as the force is routed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_banner

Ravens in Norse culture – Hugin and Munin: http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-riddle-of-odins-ravens.html

Odin’s companion wolves – Geri and Freki: https://earthandstarryheaven.com/2015/02/07/1-mythological-wolves-garm-fenrir-and-loki/

Roman eagles: https://www.romeartlover.it/Bestiario.html

The Wolf Age – is described just before the Ragnarok battles happen. https://thenorsegods.com/norse-mythology/

Vargar (wolves) – outlaws and criminals are described as this in the law codes: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/beasts.shtml

Garm and Fenrir. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmr here: https://norse-mythology.org/garm/ and here: http://www.loridevoti.com/fenrir-garm-wolves-norse-myth/

Shrieking violins - Suzanne was thinking about Psycho (1960) and the shower scene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WtDmbr9xyY

1812 Overture – go have a listen, it’s awesome :) Especially this version: (and yes, it’s got the cannons.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko5Bz6h55us

That song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

You deserve a bonus for getting this far, have a virtual cookie and a bit of something different. We both like flashmobs when they’re done well – like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6W2ZMpsxhg

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