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Updated July 2020
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Sharing the History of The Viking Age, one podcast at a time. We are covering the History of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. We're exploring Raiding, Trading and Settlement of Scandinavians abroad as well as the culture and society of the Norse homelands. Join us to learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the people, for better or worse, history knows as the Vikings.
 
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In this episode we conclude the Mother of Kings series by exploring several stories of royal mothers in Old Norse literature. We then bring things to close, tracing Gunnhild's fall from power and her mysterious fate. For more information and a full list of sources used in this episode, check out the website: https://vikingagepodcast.com/i-honor-wit…
 
In this episode, we follow Gunnhild konungamóðir as her sons ascend to the Norwegian throne and she finally acquires her famous title. We will then examine the significant authority which Gunnhild enjoyed at this time, as well as how Icelandic authors chose to depict her use of power. Along the way we'll discuss ambitious young Icelanders, hygienic…
 
In this episode we cover Rígsþula, or the Lay of Rig, from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology. We hear how Heimdall, going by Rig, visits 3 couples representing the classes of slaves, free men, and lords, and helps them to reproduce. Their divine children illustrate how the classes of men in the viking age would have lived, and we see how society w…
 
We are joined by Lee Accomando, host of the Viking Age Podcast! His show is one of the longest running Norse/Viking themed shows, and he certainly paved the way for us in a lot of ways so we're excited to have him on! We had a great discussion, talking about how his podcast has developed over the years and hearing some of his favorite stories, incl…
 
In this episode we return to the Kalevala with Kalevala Runo 9 - The Origin of Iron. Väinämöinen is being healed by the old man he met at the end of the last Runo, and they discuss the mythological origin of iron. This poem deals with the development of technology, both through the development of refining iron into steel and subsequently into tools…
 
In this episode we interview the hosts of the Saga Thing podcast, one of the longest running shows in the Norse/Viking space and a show that we personally enjoy very much. We had an entertaining talk, and a few times where they really made us think about the nature of the literature we all enjoy. Check out Saga Thing's website for more information …
 
We return to the story of the Death of Baldr through the famous poem Baldrs Draumar, or Baldr's Dreams, where Odin rides down into the underworld to find out why his son Baldr is having bad dreams about his death. We dive into the symbolism behind Baldr and what he and his death represent, and the ways the different versions of the story can change…
 
In this episode, we return to the life and legend of Gunnhild konungamóðir, exploring her time in exile in Denmark and her son's eventual return to power in Norway. We then turn our attention to the broader topic of women, power and magic in the Sagas. Along the way we discuss goat-illusions, magical yarn and cat-skin gloves as we explore several f…
 
We continue our series on the Kalevala with Runo 8 - Väinämöinen's Wound. Väinämöinen gets distracted on his way home from Pohjola when he sees a maiden of Pohja. She makes him complete seemingly impossible challenges in order to win her hand in marriage, and Väinämöinen makes a potentially grave mistake! The Kalevala is the epic national poem of F…
 
Our good friend Noah Tetzner from the History of Vikings podcast joins us for the second time on the anniversary of his podcast! We talk about some of his favorite experiences from his first year of podcasting, including visiting the Jorvik Viking Festival in York, UK. Noah has recently published a book, The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide. We'll provid…
 
In this episode we read Alvissmal, or the Words of All-Wise, from the Poetic Edda. The dwarf Alvis (or All-Wise) visits Thor's hall to bring back Thor's daughter as his bride, and Thor acts very un-Thor-like as he deals with this unwelcome guest! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Euro…
 
Väinämöinen has been shot down into the sea by Joukahainen. Where he goes from there and who he meets will set the biggest story of the Kalevala in motion. Join us as we find out what happens with Väinämöinen and when he meets Louhi, the mistress of Pohjola. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of N…
 
In this episode, we continue to discuss the life and legend of Gunnhild konungamóðir, tracing her path from Norway to Northern England and finally Denmark as her status was rapidly transformed from Royal to Refugee and back again. Along the way we encounter and discuss shapeshifters, scorn poles, unruly noblemen and treacherous kings. To wrap thing…
 
We are joined for the second time by Siobhan Clark, author of Children of Midgard and host of the Myth Legend & Lore podcast. We discuss the folklore of Scotland, especially the Shetland and Orkney islands, including the Finfolk, Kelpies, and Selkies, as well as the Norse influence on the region and the importance of great stories in our childhoods…
 
In this episode, we continue our exploration Gunnhild konungamóðir's life and legend, discussing the power of her words and the speech of powerful women throughout Old Norse Literature. Whether goading their male relatives to violence, advocating peace and accommodation, or predicting what fate held in store, women in the Sagas are frequently pictu…
 
Hear how Volund is captured by the evil king Nithuth, and how he gets his revenge. We explore themes relating to society and technology, and the dangers of unconsciousness and resentment. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and mo…
 
In this episode, we dive into the life and legend of Gunnhild konungamóðir - Mother of Kings - exploring the various stories regarding her origins and early years. Along the way there will be magic, drinking and strange happenings in the North as we meet Danish kings, Saami sorcerers, and stingy stewards. Gunnhild's tale is a lively one and I think…
 
This is the conclusion of the story of Joukahainen, and this poem wraps up some of the themes which started in the Runos 3 to 5. As Väinämöinen travels toward new adventures in Pohjola, Joukahainen is consumed with resentment and directs his anger towards Väinämöinen. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and le…
 
In this episode, we set off on a new mini-series exploring the life and legend of Gunnhild konungamóðir - Mother of Kings - and other powerful women in Old Norse Literature. This first installment doesn't touch too much on Gunnhild herself, but instead sets up some background information. Specifically, today we focus on the way gender is described …
 
In this episode we cover some of the history and traditions of Yule, the pre-Christian midwinter festival of the Norse and Germanic peoples. We discuss the timing of Yule based on the phases of the moon, Odin's Wild Hunt, the child-eating character Krampus, as well as Finnish traditions around the Christmas season. This is the Northern Myths Podcas…
 
This humorous story involves Thor, Loki, and Freya retrieving a stolen Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor, from the giant Thrym. Among other things, Thor gets dressed up in a wedding dress and nearly gets married to Thrym. Will it all be worth it? This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, in…
 
This is a story about moving on after a period of grief. In the aftermath of the Fate of Aino, Väinämöinen struggles to come to terms with the loss of his betrothed. We also explore the symbolic parallels to how society treats its younger generations. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern…
 
The Gods hold a feast in the hall of Aegir! Everyone is there! Odin, Frigg, Freyr, Freya, Njord, Vidar. Everyone but Thor. Loki is there too. And Loki is full of bitterness and hatred. This famous poem is the rap battle of the Gods. Will Loki put the Gods in their place, or will the Gods exact their punishment on the trickster? Find out with us as …
 
We are joined by Einar Selvik of Norwegian band Wardruna! We discuss the influences behind Einar's music, the way he brings relevant elements of the past into the present through his work, and his upcoming projects including Wardruna's upcoming album, Skald! Wardruna's Website:http://www.wardruna.com/Wardruna - Voluspá Music Video:https://www.youtu…
 
In this episode we are going to explore the rise of a major center of political, economic and religious life in the land of the Svear - the magnate's residence at Gamla Uppsala. Along the way, we'll discuss monumental burial mounds, systems of iron age land-rights and the deaths of many, many kings. I hope you enjoy. More information and a full lis…
 
In Kalevala Runo 4 we read about the Fate of Aino, who was promised to marry Väinämöinen by her brother Joukahainen. This episode includes discussion of serious topics including depression and suicide. If you need help, you can reach out to someone at 1-800-273-8255 or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an ar…
 
We are joined by Heri Joensen of the Faroese metal band Týr. We discuss the mythological and traditional inspirations of the band, themes in Týr's albums, and the importance of mythology in the modern world. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finn…
 
We conclude our series on the Havamal and we cover one of the most important stories of Norse Mythology: Odin's sacrifice on the world tree to win the runes! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and more. If you'd like to support t…
 
We welcome Dr. Jackson Crawford to the show. Dr. Crawford teaches courses about Old Norse, Norse Mythology, and the Vikings, and he is the translator of the version of the Poetic Edda that we read on the Northern Myths Podcast. We discuss his background, the process of translating the Poetic Edda and other Old Norse literature, as well as the impor…
 
The Northern Myths Podcast is honoured to welcome Jocko Willink and Leif Babin onto the podcast to discuss their new book, the Dichotomy of Leadership. Jocko and Leif are former Navy SEALs and the authors of New York Times #1 Bestseller Extreme Ownership. Jocko and Leif are major influences on Luke and Dan personally and were a significant factor i…
 
The 6th Century was a period of unrest and reorganization throughout Scandinavia. In this episode we are going to explore the evidence we have for these dynamic years and what may have caused this unrest. Ultimately, we want to discover how this era may have led to the establishment of powerful ruling dynasties like those who constructed Gamla Upps…
 
We welcome Fjörn the Skald of the Fjörn's Hall podcast and blog onto the show! We discuss our shared passion for Norse mythology, his fascinating academic work, and his great podcast and website. Check out his website and subscribe to his podcast below! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northe…
 
This is Hymiskvida, Thor's grand adventure to fetch the cauldron from the giant Hymir. This is a classic hero's journey, with a quest to the unknown to bring back something of value to the tribe. Thor proves that he is a true hero in this exciting story! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of North…
 
In this episode we explore the mythical history of the Svear, as it is related to us by the ever-entertaining Snorri Sturluson. Along the way we discuss Divine Kings, Deadly Vats of Meads and even a Half-Giant-Magical-Oxen-Son plough-team. Believe it or not, these fantastical, fictional tales lead us to some rather more concrete evidence about life…
 
We interview Eric Schumacher, author of the Hakon's Saga series of books. We discuss the history behind his books and the Christianization of Scandinavia, as well as the hero archetype and its influence on his writing. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mytholog…
 
We read about the battle between Väinämöinen, the old and steadfast eternal bard, and Joukahainen, a young man from Pohjola who thinks he can defeat Väinämöinen. Join us and hear about this exciting clash between Väinämöinen's wisdom and tradition and Joukahainen's youth and confidence! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration …
 
We cover the 3rd major section of the Havamal, the Words of Loddfafnir. This section is presented as Odin telling a young man, Loddfafnir, many great pieces of wisdom. It summarizes many of the themes from the prior two sections and includes new and interesting wisdom of its own. This is our fifth episode on the Havamal, and there is only one more …
 
We are joined by Finnish ethnomusicologist Tuomas Rounakari. He is perhaps best known for his one man musical project Shamanviolin and as the violin player of folk metal band Korpiklaani. We discuss his work with the Khanty people of Western Siberia, his many projects, his experience with shamanism, and much more. Tuomas' websites:http://www.shaman…
 
In Harbardsljod, we read about Odin taunting Thor in a poem that compares their personalities. Thor is noble and orderly, perhaps to a fault, and Odin indulges in chaos for his own benefit. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and …
 
We are joined by Dr. Carolyne Larrington, Professor of Medieval European Literature at Oxford University. She has authored many fantastic books related to European Mythology as well as one of the best translations of the Poetic Edda currently available. We discuss many stories including the Hjaðningavíg, the Christianization of the Norse lands, the…
 
We are joined by Siobhan Clark, author of Children of Midgard, a historical fiction novel steeped in Norse Mythology. In addition to discussing her book, we talk about the concept of fate in Norse Mythology, the story of the death of Baldr, and much more! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Nort…
 
In Runo 2 of the Kalevala we follow Väinämöinen from landing in a barren country to sowing fields with Barley. We meet fertility god Sampsa Pellervoinen, Tursas the water monster, a small man dressed in copper, and the great god Ukko, highest of all. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern …
 
We are joined by our first guest, Noah Tetzner of the History of Vikings Podcast! Join us for our engaging discussion with our fellow podcaster as we discuss our many common interests especially Norse Mythology, and other interesting bits of history and culture. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends …
 
We continue our series on the Havamal with the section known as Odin's Love Poem. Hear Odin's wisdom about love and the famous story of his winning of the mead of poetry. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and more. If you'd like…
 
In this episode we hear about the courtship of Gerdr by Freyr by way of his servant Skirnir. His methods are controversial, and Freyr's behavior is some of the worst ever seen by any god in Norse Mythology. But does the symbolic meaning tell us more than the story first reveals? This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the m…
 
We continue our series on the Kalevala with our second episode on Kalevala Runo 1. We hear about the creation of the world by Ilmatar and the birth of Väinämöinen, and we delve into the ancient bear cults practiced around the world and by the Finnic peoples. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of N…
 
In this episode we conclude our series on Iceland by discussing the rapid changes which shook the Icelandic political system in the 1200s. We discuss the likely causes of these changes, explore the life and times of our good friend Snorri Sturluson and examine the impact that this time period may have had for our own understanding of Icelandic hist…
 
We begin our exploration of the Kalevala, the epic national poem of Finland. Hear our introduction to this amazing poem, compiled by Elias Lönnrot as Finland sought independence from the Russian Empire. We introduce many of the main characters including Väinämöinen, the old, wise bard who was the inspiration for Gandalf of the Lord of the Rings. Th…
 
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