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Episode 64 - Tyr and the Nature of Sacrifice

August 15th, 2019

Episode 64 – Tyr and the Nature of Sacrifice


Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.


Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence


Background fire ambience by inchadney from


“Walking through the streets of London in the rain” paraphrased from the song Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon:

“Bourbon Street” from ‘Moon over Bourbon Street’ by Sting

Utilitarianism, with a little help from Batman:


“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Most notably in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982), but also in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

“Not the one.” Quote from Zathras, Babylon Five

Sigurdrifumal – here’s a place to start:

Lokasenna: Loki insults Tyr by saying that he only brings strife

Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir can be found here:

Marty McFly from Back to the Future series of films (first released in 1985, but it’s hard to say with time travel…)

Justitia – Goddess of balance:

Nemesis – Goddess of retribution:

Romans connected Tyr with Mars:

The make up of a Roman legion:

Dune and the system of Kanly

The Saga of Hakon the Good:

Adam of Bremen’s account of the Temple at Uppsala:

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Human Sacrifice at Trelleborg, there’s some good info here: and here:

Pax Deorum:

“see here Mars, if you be the man for this job I will give you...” - quote from HBO series Rome (TV series 2005 - 2007)

“It is better not to give, than to give too much” Havamal verse 144

“Money is like muck, no good unless spread” Francis Bacon

‘If you hoard it, they will come’ paaraphrased from Field of Dreams (1989) ‘If you built it, they will come’

Sigurd and Fafnir -

Caesar – De Bello Gallico

Tacitus – Germania

There’s a nice site about the nature of viking sacrifice in Denmark here:

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