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Episode 59 - Animal Companions

June 1st, 2019

Episode 59 – Animal Companions

 

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

 

Sir Ian McKellen http://www.mckellen.com/
Gandalf https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Gandalf

Kevin Bacon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000102/ (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

Huginn and Munin – Odin’s raven companions

Ravens saying Nevermore… from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven

Geri and Freki – Odin’s wolf companions

Sleipnir – Odin’s eight-legged horse, child of the trickster.

“Two tickets to that thing you love” Old Spice ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

Very Quick and Early Waker – Sunna’s horses

Rapid Goer – Mannis horse

Teeth Bearer and Teeth Grinder – Thor’s goats

Norwegian Forest Cats: https://www.gccfcats.org/Cat-Breeds/Norwegian-Forest-Cat

Meerkats and “Simples”: Compare the Market ad Campaign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compare_the_Meerkat

Hati and Skoll – the wolves that chase the sun and moon. Sons of Fenrir.

Garm – in Guild Wars II - the wolf that guards the gates to Hel’s realm. Treated as separate to Fenris in the Grimnismal

Cerberus – the three headed guardian of Hades https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cerberus

Syncretism – the blending or partial blending of ideas, culture or faiths. Here’s some examples of religious syncretism: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/syncretism/a/syncretism-article

Morgana le Fay and Morgose https://beyondthedreamline.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/ladies-of-legend-morgan-le-fay-and-morgause/

“make your own kind of music” Paloma Faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHey3FIyujQ

Frostymane – the horse that pulls the chariot of night

Skinfaxi – the horse the pulls the chariot of day

Shadowfax – the name of Gandalf’s horse in Lord of the Rings https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Shadowfax

Beasts of Battle motif in Viking and Anglo-Saxon culture: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/what-are-the-beasts-of-battle

Battleboar – Freya’s boar

Golden Bristles – Frey’s boar

Pumba – warthog character from the Lion King: https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Pumbaa

 

Ratatosk – the squirrel messenger. Kate sees him as looking like Scrat from the Ice Age films

Nithog – the dragon that eats the roots of the World Tree

Flyting – a verbal contest of insults https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flyting-was-medieval-england-s-version-of-an-insult-trading-rap-battle

The Giant Eagle who sits at the top of the World Tree.

“Neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit.” Going Postal, Terry Pratchett https://discworld.fandom.com/wiki/Ankh-Morpork_Post_Office

Four deer who eat the lower leaves of the World Tree

Fenrir – the wolf son of the Trickster

Jormungand – the great serpent child of the Trickster

The Familiar in classical witchcraft http://www.witchipedia.com/def:familiar

Dogs in Viking burials: (and Viking pets in general) http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/vik_pets.shtml

“For I am the cat that walks by itself, and all places are alike to me” Rudyard Kipling ‘The Cat that Walked by Himself’ http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/rg_catwalked1.htm

“Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair” Cats Sleep Anywhere’ poem by Eleanor Farjeon https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/cats-sleep-anywhere/

“The greater cats ” ‘The Greater Cats’ poem by Vita Sackville-West https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-greater-cats-2/

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