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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.

[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

 

“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 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%B3lkvangr is the name for Freya’s lands, commonly seen as a meadow ground, in which her hall, Sessrumnir stands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sessr%C3%BAmnir

 

Norwegian Forest Cats: https://www.nfcc.co.uk/ and here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/69586/10-furry-facts-about-norwegian-forest-cats

 

Parallels between Freya and Whealthow: through mention of the Brisingamen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealh%C3%BEeow  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: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists

 

An excellent article on Freya and feminism: https://theanimistscraft.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/sex-freya-and-maybe-a-little-bit-about-what-feminism-is-not/

 

How Freya gets the necklace Brisingamen, read here: http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/freyja.htm

 

You can read more about Freya here: https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-vanir-gods-and-goddesses/freya/ and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja

 

“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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjpa0SMOug0

Wannabe - The Spice Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ (and here’s the song being put to good use - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVPlw_QC1o_

Respect – Aretha Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

Feeling Good – Nina Simone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXqKswtX_KU  (and here’s the song being put to good use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbaoO1T2Uc )

UNITY – Queen Latifah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twv4PP4QSPM

Run the World – Beyonce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMU_iwe6U

Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA

I am Woman – Betty Wright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N309u-zfoe4

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyonce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln3wAdRAim4 )

I am What I am – from the musical ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdD7nQ_H0Z0

 

The Roman Goddesses: Venus, Juno, Vesta. You can read more about them here: http://www.goddess-guide.com/roman-goddesses.html

 

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