It’s a mythology episode, as we cover “Freya’s Unusual Wedding” from Neil Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ – What happens when Mjolnir is kidnapped by the giant Thrym, who demands Freya’s hand in marriage as ransom? Let’s just say it’s not just a crying game….
While I’m away for a week transporting furniture from Florida to Chicago, please find this offering, Part 7 of our mythology compilation series!
This episode includes an ALL NEW never before heard recording of “The Lay of Harbard”, followed by the previously released myths, “The Ballad of Svipdag” from Ep. 234, “Thor and Geirriod” from Ep. 243, and “The Lay of Loddfafnir” from Ep. 225
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.
This week we look at Thor Vol. 2 #13, which answers the question “Who Is Marnot?” – The Dark Gods are defeated, so Odin holds a giant pep rally! We wonder if Volstagg is the God of Obesity, and determine that even after being in Santa bondage for 13 issues, Odin is still a dick.
Hooray!!! It’s episode 100!!!! Only a week late, but better late than never! We start out this time with a mini-profile of the All-Father Odin, and then we launch into our retrospective of the Walt Simonson run! (Thor #337-382) – Special thanks to all of you, who’ve helped make this show fun to do, and here’s to the next 100!
This week you can hear all about marital discord among the gods, and wonder if giantesses have foot fetishes in “The Marriage of Njord and Skadi” – Then we cover Thor #3, as the Inuit sea goddess Sedna attacks New York City!
Music from Eddan: Invincible Sword of the Elf Smith is copyright Mats Wendt, and is used with permission! (Thanks, Mats!)
We start out this week with a discussion of the Norse god Njord! We then have a mini profile of writer Dan Jurgens, before we return to 1998 for Thor #2! While the Avengers fight the Destroyer, Thor’s ghost gets into an argument with Hela…and who the hell is Marnot?
Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!
And you can get even more Scott on Will Sanchez’s Avengers Assemble! Podcast at http://avengersassemblepodcast.libsyn.com/