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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

Havamal – Odin’s Words of Wisdom with Dr. Jackson Crawford

Today I speak with Dr. Jackson Crawford, an Old Norse specialist, and translator teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder. We discuss the Old Norse poem Hávamál and how it contributes to our understanding of Norse myth and literature.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

The History of Vikings YouTube channel

History Time

Voices of the Past

The Wanderer’s Havamal

Dr. Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda

Dr. Crawford’s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

Edda

Odin

Norse Mythology

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr

Thingvellir and Viking Assembly Sites with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark

Today I chat with Dr. Alexandra Sanmark, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We discuss assembly sites across the Old Norse World and the significance they had in how the Vikings governed their people.

Be sure to check out my new book  The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide.

The Poetic Edda is a collection of medieval Icelandic poems about the Norse gods and their human heroes. It is a crucial source for Norse myth and has inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkein and the operas of Richard Wagner.

Referenced in Today’s Episode:

Viking Law and Order

Dr. Sanmark’s Biography, Work, and Publications

Recommended Articles by Ancient History Encyclopedia:

The Legendary Settlement of Iceland

Ragnar Lothbrok

Twelve Great Viking Leaders

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Music: Danheim – Framganga & Folkvangr