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Episode 43 - Beer and Worry - favourite verses of the Havamal

October 1st, 2018

Episode 43 – Beer and Worry – favourite verses from the Havamal

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

GIR – from Invader Zim (TV series 2001 – 2004) http://zim.wikia.com/wiki/GIR

“Thirteen!” from Rome Season 1, episode 11, ‘The Spoils’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spoils_(Rome)

The first time we looked at the Havamal: Frithcast episode 4: https://tac.podbean.com/e/frithcast-episode-4/

Yawning: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140811-warning-this-may-make-you-yawn

The pilot episode of Star Trek and that whole numbering thing: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=577426

And the reference to it in South Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQLQ56tkO6Y&feature=youtu.be

Correction: The Havamal is a collection of pieces, not one single poem. Just, so’s you know.

Roman legions: https://www.toptenz.net/10-horrifying-facts-roman-legions.php

The inherent difficulties of working with translations: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/5699/8/08_chapter%202.pdf

“Better it is to have a stout heart always and face your troubles...” Herodotus. Herodotus, George Rawlinson (1996). “Histories”, p.533, Wordsworth Editions.

Declaration 127: http://www.declaration127.com/

There’s several versions of the Havamal available for free online and there are many translations. Head here to see a whole list of documents and commentary that you can go look at: http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda2/Havamal.html

Translations – here’s 6 to get you going:

Larrington (1996 and 2014) http://www.germanicmythology.com/PoeticEdda2/LarringtonHavamal.html

Bray (1908) https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/havamal.html

Thorpe (1865) http://www.heathenhof.com/benjamin-thorpes-havamal/

Hollander (1962) http://www.heathenhof.com/lee-m-hollanders-havamal/

Bellows (1923) http://www.heathenhof.com/h-a-bellows-havamal/

Auden and Taylor (1967) http://ragweedforge.com/havamal.html

Other folks have also tried their hand at translation: https://www.beyondweird.com/high-one.html

Dr Jackson Crawford’s ‘The Cowboy Havamal’ (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2p9qVSAa4

TAC’s recent translation (2018) is available to buy here: https://www.amazon.com/Havamal-Version-Presented-Asatru-Community/dp/1941442196

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