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Norse Religious Rituals & Poetry with Dr. Simon Nygaard

Today I chat with Dr. Simon Nygaard, a scholar of Old Norse religion at Aarhus University in Denmark. We discuss religious rituals pre-Christian Scandinavia and how the Norse could have worshiped their gods through poetry.

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Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Nygaard on Academia.edu

An Interview with Dr. Nygaard on The Nordic Mythology Channel

Dr. Nygaard on Twitter

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Music: Danheim – Framganga

Announcing ”Victoria’s World”!

I am pleased to announce the release of my new history podcast Victoria’s World! You can find the podcast on all major podcasting platforms and via the links below.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Victoria’s World on Apple Podcasts

Victoria’s World on Spotify

Press Release Introducing Victoria’s World

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The Death of Baldr

Today, I’m delighted to present a very special episode of the podcast curated by my friend Daniel Allison. Daniel is the host of the House of Legends Podcast, where he retells the world’s greatest myths, legends, and selections of folklore. In addition to this, he is the author of a new book titled The Bone Flute – a fantasy adventure that is set in Prehistoric Scotland. 

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

House of Legends Podcast

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Music: Intérieurs lointains – Nidhogg – Norse Ambient

Viking Warrior Women with Dr. Leszek Gardeła

Today I chat with Dr. Leszek Gardeła, an archeologist and Viking Age specialist from the University of Bergen, Norway. We discuss the controversial topic of Viking warrior women and whether Norse women fought in combat during the Middle Ages.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories and Mysteries

Amazons of the North Video

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Yule: The Norse Winter Holiday with Dr. Mathias Nordvig

Today I chat with Dr. Mathias Nordvig of the University of Colorado Boulder. He teaches Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age in the Nordic Studies Program there. We discuss the Norse winter holiday of Yule and how it was celebrated during the Viking Age.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Artwork of Thomas Denmark

The Nordic Mythology Channel

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr