This week I’m working crap-tons of overtime! So while I’m getting time and a half for a thankless task, and virtually no appreciation, please enjoy “Hyndla’s Poem” from Episode 108, “Thor’s Duel with Hrungnir” from Episode 144, “Odin and Billing’s Daughter” from Episode 153, and “Gylfi and Gefion” from Episode 171!
It’s a mythology show this week, as we cover two tales from Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of the Norse Myths, “Mimir’s Head and Odin’s Eye” and “The Treasures of the Gods” – We’ve heard the tales before, but not quite like this, so check em out!
This week we return to the Iron Age, with the tale of “Thor and Geirrod” – This one is a cracker of a tale which includes a shapeshifted Loki being locked in a chest for three months, a river that I sure wouldn’t want to swim in, and some good old Thor vs. Giant action!
Music from Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith is copyright Mats Wendt and is used with permission! (thanks, Mats!)
Surprise! It’s another special episode this week, as we are thrilled to present a short interview with one of the nine Asatru gothi of Iceland, Ragnar Olafsson! (don’t worry, Thor will be back next time!)
It’s a two-fer this week, as we look at, not one, but TWO Norse myths! First we have “Skirnir’s Journey”, a chauvinistic tale of a dude who goes to Jotunheim to threaten and curse a woman on behalf of his boss, and then we look at “Gylfi and Gefion”, where an old lady fools a King and steals a bunch of this land! (So that makes it all better…)
By request, here are the first 4 of the Norse myths from Kevin Crossley-Holland’s adaptation, including an ALL-NEW recording of “The Creation” – We also have “The War of the Aesir and Vanir”, “The Building of Asgard’s Wall”, “and “The Lord of the Gallows”
Music from “Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith” is copyright Mats Wendt and is used with permission.
It’s our first year anniversary! To celebrate, we have a very special guest, David Carron of The Troth, and we talk about Asatru and what it means to worship Thor and the other Norse gods! Plus an installment of “Just For Valhall-of-it”!