In this final installment of our coverage of Norse Mythology by Kevin Crossley-Holland, we re-present “Loki’s Flyting” from Episode 162, The Binding of Loki” from Episode 252, and finally….. “Ragnarok” from Episode 261.
Music from “Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith” is copyright Mats Wendt, and is used with permission.
This week we cover Neil Gaiman’s retelling of the “Mead of the Poets” – It’s a long story (our longest reading yet, I believe) featuring murder, Odin dickery (sometimes literally), wet farts, and a man made of spit! Don’t miss it!
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….
Now that Painting Week is over, we’re heading back in time a few years to cover the second IDW Ragnarok trade starting with issue #7! Thor kills a little girl! There are zombies! Stargates! It’s Simonson! What more do you need??!
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 computer problems special! Part 5 of this compilation includes “The Lay of Vafthrudnir” from Ep. 126, “Thor’s Journey To Utgard” from Ep. 99, and “The Lay of Hymir” from Ep. 207! There are feats of strength! Lame Goats! Dead giants! Odin dickery! Thor going on a fishing trip! Good stuff, y’all!
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 start our coverage of Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology”! We talk about the origins of the universe, and hear a bit about the cosmology of the nine worlds! There’s a giant, a cow, water logged trees, and a little surprise! Don’t miss it!
Happy Spring! Please join us this week for our latest compilation of Norse lore from prior episodes! This time around we have “The Lay of Grimnir”, “The Necklace of the Brisings”, and “The Lay of Thrym”!
This week we vault into a new series, as we start covering Journey Into Mystery with issue #646! Here’s the scoop. Sif wants to be a better warrior, so she seeks out the one who can teach her how to be more of an asshole. On the way she belittles a little girl and talks with a stupid dragon! This will go well…
This week we go back to the Iron Age, as we cover “The Binding of Loki”, courtesy of Snorri Sturluson and others. After the death of Balder, Loki goes off to hide on earth disguised as a fish! A little Asgardian sushi, anyone?