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Frithcast Episode 23 Freya and the F word!

December 5th, 2017

Episode 23 – Freya (and the F word)


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


“Mr Scott, do you always...” Captain Kirk to Scotty, Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)


“Hail the Emperor, bask in her glory” - MMO space exploration and trading game, Elite Dangerous


Folkvang - is the name for Freya’s lands, commonly seen as a meadow ground, in which her hall, Sessrumnir stands:


Norwegian Forest Cats: and here:


Parallels between Freya and Whealthow: through mention of the Brisingamen  and also the quote “The wider Old Norse-Icelandic tradition attributes the Brisinga men or giroli Brisings (Brisinger's girdle c.900) to Freya who is at once the sister of Ingvi-freyr of the vanir, the leading Norse goddess of love, and a witch with the power to revive the dead.”
from Richard North’s book. Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.


Chimamanda Ngozi Addichie – TED talk on feminism:


An excellent article on Freya and feminism:


How Freya gets the necklace Brisingamen, read here:


You can read more about Freya here: and here:


“This is for the Queer Women” Extract from one of Suzanne’s own poems


An 11 track playlist (it was going to be 9, but we couldn’t decide which to cut out...) that reminds Suzanne of Freya:
Salute – Little Mix

Wannabe - The Spice Girls (and here’s the song being put to good use -

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Feeling Good – Nina Simone  (and here’s the song being put to good use )

UNITY – Queen Latifah

Run the World – Beyonce

Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys

I am Woman – Betty Wright

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce

This is for my Girls – Michelle Obama feat. Missy Elliot (this is the only place I can find a non remix version – the song starts at 09:10 )

I am What I am – from the musical ‘La Cage Aux Folles’


The Roman Goddesses: Venus, Juno, Vesta. You can read more about them here:


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