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30: Interview with Einar Selvik of Wardruna

11/10/2018
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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.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPUPDo20nM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wardruna/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wardruna This is the Northern...

Duration:00:45:13

29: Kalevala Runo 4 - The Fate of Aino

10/27/2018
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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/ Kalevala Free Kindle Edition (W.F. Kirby Translation): http://a.co/3a0GHW1 This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe....

Duration:02:45:53

28: Interview with Heri Joensen of Faroese Metal Band Týr

10/20/2018
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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. If you enjoyed this interview you can get in touch with and follow Heri on Facebook and Twitter or check out his Patreon: https://www.facebook.com/joensen.heri/ https://twitter.com/HeriJoensen https://www.patreon.com/herijoensen Týr's Website: http://www.tyr.fo/ This is the...

Duration:01:09:25

27: Havamal Part 6 - Odin Sacrifices Himself on the World Tree to Win the Runes

10/13/2018
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We conclude our series on the Havamal where we cover one of the most important stories of Norse Mythology: Odin's sacrifice on the world tree to win the runes! If you'd like to support the podcast and pick up the great translation of the Poetic Edda we're reading by Jackson Crawford, you can purchase it here: The Poetic Edda Translated by Jackson Crawford Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel If...

Duration:02:51:43

26: Interview with Jackson Crawford, Professor of Old Norse and Norse Mythology and Translator of the Poetic Edda

10/6/2018
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We are pleased to 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 importance of learning about mythology. Dr. Crawford's excellent edition of the Poetic Edda can be purchased here: The Poetic Edda...

Duration:01:31:13

25: Interview with Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Authors of the Dichotomy of Leadership and Extreme Ownership

9/29/2018
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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 in the development of the Northern Myths Podcast. Jocko and Leif are true heroes and warriors and have discovered valuable lessons about how to...

Duration:01:04:56

24: Interview with Fjörn the Skald of the Fjörn's Hall Blog and Podcast

9/22/2018
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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! Fjörn's Hall Blog/Website Fjörn's Hall Podcast: Fjörn's Hall Podcast This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes,...

Duration:01:15:03

23: Hymiskvida - The Adventure of the Fetching of the Cauldron by Thor from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

9/15/2018
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In this episode of the Northern Myths Podcast we read 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 Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and...

Duration:02:28:18

22: Interview with Eric Schumacher, Author of Hakon's Saga

9/8/2018
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The Northern Myths Podcast interviews 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. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to...

Duration:01:03:33

21: Kalevala Runo 3 - Väinämöinen and Joukahainen

9/1/2018
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In Runo 3 of the Kalevala 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 of the myths and legends of Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much...

Duration:03:16:22

20: The Havamal Part 5 - Words for Loddfafnir from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

8/25/2018
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In this episode 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 to go! This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe. Join us as we...

Duration:03:26:19

19: Interview with Tuomas Rounakari of Shamanviolin and Korpiklaani

8/18/2018
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We are thrilled to be 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.shamanviolin.fi/ http://rounakari.com/ Korpiklaani: http://korpiklaani.com/ Henkselipoika (video...

Duration:01:59:16

18: Harbardsljod - The Taunting of Thor By Odin from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

8/11/2018
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In this episode of the Northern Myths Podcast 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. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to explore these myths and...

Duration:02:56:11

17: Interview with Professor Carolyne Larrington

8/4/2018
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We are thrilled to be 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 nature of Odin, and much more. This was a fantastic discussion and we are honoured to have had Professor Larrington on the...

Duration:01:32:38

16: Interview with Siobhan Clark - Author of Children of Midgard

7/28/2018
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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 Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and...

Duration:01:33:32

15: Kalevala Runo 2 - Väinämöinen's Sowing from the Kalevala, the Epic National Poem of Finland

7/21/2018
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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 Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we...

Duration:03:15:58

14: Interview with Noah Tetzner of the History of Vikings Podcast

7/14/2018
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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. Check out the History of Vikings Podcast on your app of choice! History of Vikings YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pmAwjsX-qQlVSBGcDbWTQ @HistoryOfViking This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal...

Duration:01:34:48

13: The Havamal Part 4 - Odin's Love Poem from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

7/7/2018
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In this episode of the Northern Myths Podcast 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. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to explore these myths and...

Duration:02:56:48

12: Skirnismal - The Controversial Love Story of Freyr and Gerdr from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

6/23/2018
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In this episode of the Northern Myths Podcast 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 myths and legends of Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much...

Duration:02:58:51

11: Kalevala Runo 1 Part 2 - The Birth of Väinämöinen from the Kalevala, the Epic National Poem of Finland

6/9/2018
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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 Northern Europe. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and...

Duration:07:59:18