Inclusive Heathen podcast containing a healthy dose of geekery, a fair bit of cake and a hint of queer, by Suzanne Martin, the Gytha in Jeans, and a Coffee-Powered Druid called Kate Coldwind.

Welcome around the virtual campfire!

Episode 116 Grettir gets Glam

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

· "The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be! Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs upon the slimy sea." - Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Samuel Taylor Coleridge (and his mushrooms)

· The X-Files and Lost - two very long-running TV shows.

· Thor gets hangry - Thor and Loki's Journey to Utgardr/The Tale of Utgarda-Loki

· The alien Predator deploys its last-ditch get-even device, a wrist-mounted nuclear charge, to kill Dutch Schaefer - Predator (1987)

· "Tick tock, Mister Wick" - opening scene from John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (2019)

· The Hero's Journey; Joseph Campbell - a book analysing the ancient archetypal adventure storyline as followed by more or less every film you've ever seen. Including Star Wars.

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The bit in Blackadder about the rabbit, which Kate spectacularly failed to remember. It's the First World War. Lieutenant George St Barleigh's commanding officer and kind-of friend has been captured behind enemy lines. George wants to mount a rescue attempt. General Melchett doesn't think there's any point...

 

MELCHETT: Now, George. Do you remember when I came down to visit you when you were a nipper for your sixth birthday? You used to have a lovely little rabbit. Beautiful little thing. Do you remember?

GEORGE: Flossy.

MELCHETT: That’s right. Flossy. Do you remember what happened to Flossy?

GEORGE: You shot him.

MELCHETT: That’s right. It was the kindest thing to do after he’d been run over by that car.

GEORGE: By your car, Sir.

MELCHETT: Yes, by my car. But that too was an act of mercy when you would remember that that dog had been set on him.

GEORGE: Your dog, Sir.

MELCHETT: Yes, yes, my dog. But what I’m trying to say, George, is that the state young Flossy was in after we’d scraped him off my front tyre is very much the state that young Blackadder will be in now. If not very nearly dead, then very actually dead.

GEORGE: Permission for lip to wobble, Sir?

MELCHETT: Permission granted.

George's bottom lip wobbles. Melchett slaps him on the shoulder

MELCHETT: Stout fellow.

 

- Blackadder Goes Forth - Episode 'Private Plane'; BBC Television (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackadder_Goes_Forth)

 

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· The Witcher series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, and TV adaptation on Netflix

· Althing - a parliament or decision-making assembly; the Icelandic Parliament is today called the Althing or Althingi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althing

· The Operative and Mal Reynolds; Serenity (2005)

· "No disassemble Number 5!"; Short Circuit (1986)

 

For some reason we neglected to tell you how to find us online this episode. But if you want us we're on Twitter (@)GythaInJeans and (@)KateColdwind, and you can find our Facebook page at fb.com/FrithcastPod.

Episode 115 It Depends on Who’s Looking

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

"We are your bona podcasters": Julian and Sandy; Round the Horne - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c7q4l

Polari/Palare: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/fabulosa/whats-polari/

Crocs: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/crocs-nicki-minaj-christopher-kane-balenciaga-justin-bieber-b1845653.html

The Mothman Prophecies (film): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265349/

American Gods: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30165203-american-gods

The 419 scam (advance fee fraud): https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/419-emails-and-letters

Second Life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life

"Can't stop the signal" - Popular quote from 'Serenity': https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379786/

"The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch" - scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: https://youtu.be/ashgP4YMdJw

How to find us online

 

Episode 114 Bod of Thor

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Barbara Streisand – Something’s Coming (1985 Broadway Album): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVHILfASLY

(yes, Suzanne got the lyrics mixed up. Well, it has been over 20 years since she sang it last...)

Barbara Streisand, Duck Sauce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWhtcU4-xAM

Imperial Star Destroyer : https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Imperial_I-class_Star_Destroyer

Enterprise D https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(NCC-1701-D)

Captain Benjamin Sisko, Jadzia Dax. Captain Kathryn Janeway. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, all characters from Star Trek

‘Anyone I choose is cool’ Paraphrased from the The Monks of Cool, Discworld, Sir Terry Pratchett (mentioned in Lords and Ladies and Thief of Time)

God of War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_(2005_video_game)

The Trumpet Guys from Knights Tale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hi8IWqic0U

“Mawage” The Princess Bride (1988) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3odMTPuzLwY

God of War: Ragnarok Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE-4GvjKcfs

Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed_IV:_Black_Flag

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Thor_(film)

Gimli Lockbearer, son of Gloin: https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Gimli

Brendan Gleeson, actor, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322407/

Gregor Clegaine, The Mountain from Game of Thrones, as played by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haf%C3%BE%C3%B3r_J%C3%BAl%C3%ADus_Bj%C3%B6rnsson

How to find us online

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Welcome to a very special Extra Episode, with author Cat Rector, whose book 'The Goddess of Nothing at All' is due out on 1st October of this year. Drawn from Norse myth with a good dollop of queer, you can pre-order her dark fantasy debut novel before release day, both in print and ebook and find out about the author at her website catrector.com

Episode 113 Cats and Gods

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

The costly rebrand of The University of Sheffield ending up putting a full stop at the end of the name. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/marketing/visual-identity/logos/about

The invention of zero in mathematics: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-the-origin-of-zer/

“A very small casserole” Blackadder season 2, episode 2 ‘Head’

“Thirteen!” Rome:https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Heartwarming/Rome

“Raining men, Hallelujah!” Weathergirls ‘It’s Raining Men’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E

Cerberus: https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Cerberus/cerberus.html

Garm: https://norse-mythology.org/garm/

Cats on the cart from the Oseberg ship burial: https://www.khm.uio.no/english/visit-us/viking-ship-museum/exhibitions/oseberg/the-oseberg-cart/index.html

Items related to keeping dogs, found in the Oseberg ship burial: http://www.worldtreeproject.org/items/show/2114

Graslund: Dogs in graves: http://www.isvroma.it/public/pecus/graslund.pdf

Cats sailed with Vikings: https://www.sciencealert.com/cats-sailed-with-vikings-to-conquer-the-world-genetic-study-reveals

Animal head posts at Oseberg ship burial: https://thornews.com/2017/11/20/the-puzzling-animal-head-posts-found-in-the-oseberg-viking-ship-grave/

Kate might have been thinking of the animal face on the steering board on the Gokstad ship.

And if you want to look at animal graves in a wider context, then try Jennbert: http://www.arkeologiskasamfundet.se/csa/Dokument/Volumes/csa_vol_11_2003/csa_vol_11_2003_s139-152_jennbert.pdf

We got so carried away with the Thirteen joke that we forgot to let you know how to find us online...

Episode 112 A Return to the Land

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show: https://www.rockyhorror.co.uk/

“Hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year” Friends Theme, The Rembrants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vuaqDDr--Q

American Pie – Don McLean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_TFkut1PM

‘Something, something trident’ - Aquaman (2018) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477834/

Havamal verse 52 “With half a loaf and an empty cup, I found myself a friend,”

Marcus Aurelius, author of Meditations

 

How to find us online

Episode 111 Dix Disir-pearing Divas

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Alice the Camel https://allnurseryrhymes.com/alice-the-camel/

March of the Sinister Ducks - Alan Moore

Ewok – small furry critter living on the moon of Endor, Star Wars Return of the Jedi

Jagular – from Winnie the Pooh

“A talk, you say?” Ian McShane’s character to John Wick in John Wick

Bilbo Baggins 111th Birthday – the event the begins the Lord of the Rings.

Maguffin in story: examples are Sleeping Beauty, the Maltese Falcon and the briefcase in Pulp Fiction.

Nanna – Chapter 38 of the Prose Edda Gylfaginning, and brief mention in chapter 49. Brief mentions in Skáldskaparmál, chapters 1,5, 9 and 75. (Sumerian moon-god Nannar:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_(mythology))

Sif – stanza’s 53-54 in Loki’s Flyting, brief mention in Prose Edda Gylfaginning chapter 31 as mother to Ull. Her hair is cut in the Skáldskaparmál.

Idunn – Loki’s Flyting stanza’s 16-18, Prose Edda Gylfaginning section 26, Skáldskaparmál tells of her kidnap and rescue.

Angrabotha – Voluspa verse 40, Gylfaginning lists her as mother to 3 children (27-34)

Sigyn – Voluspa verse 35, Gylfaginning chapter 31 and 50, Skáldskaparmál chapter 75 and an image on the Gosforth Cross: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosforth_Cross#/media/File:Gosforth_Cross_Loki_and_Sigyn.jpg

Bil - Gylfaginning, chapters 11 and 35. Skáldskaparmál 47 and 75.

Gna - Gylfaginning chapter 35

Snotra - Gylfaginning chapter 35

Syn - Gylfaginning chapter 35

Saga – linked with the location Sokkvabekk, listed as the fourth location in the Grímnismál, Gylfaginning chapter 35, Skáldskaparmál 75.

Moon over Bourbon Street – Sting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i_0PkOqLKA

“Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?” Quoted from Batman (1989) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeOHFwpOS-c

‘In the Pale Moonlight’, ‘It’s only a Paper Moon’ both episodes in Star Trek Deep Space Nine

How to find us online

Episode 110 – The Big Beard Debate

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Tripods from the TV series in the 1980’s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods_(TV_series)

For all time. Always. Slogan of the TVA, Disney’s Loki Miniseries https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Time_Variance_Authority

John of Wallingford http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/jwallingford.html

A Surfeit of Lamborghini's pun on the reason for the death of Knig Henry VIII as ‘ a surfeit of lampreys’

Those smooth Romans https://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/30102-Why-did-Romans-shave

The Lincoln Comb Case https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_1867-0320-12

Gragas – Early Icelandic law codes http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/society/text/laws.htm

Havamal (verse 61)

Reginsmol https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe23.htm

Ibn Fadlan https://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/199906/among.the.norse.tribes-the.remarkable.account.of.ibn.fadlan.htm

The Russian Primary Chronicle – have a look for the Rus Viking Queen Olga. https://www.mgh-bibliothek.de/dokumente/a/a011458.pdf

Kingsman (2014) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802144/

‘That escalated quickly’ Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802144/

Bare foot pagan https://www.retailers.com/news/2018/10/what-if-a-patron-claims-youve-violated-her-religious-beliefs/

How to find us online

Episode 109 The-One Eyed Wanderer

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo

The Mandalorian Theme (rock cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33nuDS6ftW0

“Mawwiage” Peter Cook in The Princes Bride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3odMTPuzLwY

“Let’s hunt some Orc” The last line from The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD-PfIdGIBE

“You’re all astronauts on some kind of Star Trek?” Star Trek First Contact (1996)

“Roll Credits” Cinema Sins https://www.youtube.com/user/CinemaSins

Gandalf is based on Odin – Tolkien’s letters 107 1946. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Letter_107

Nithing, or Scorn Pole http://asmanxasthehills.com/stang-riding-nidings-nithings-nidstang-nithing-poles-isle-of-man/

“Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise” From Thomas Gray’s poem ‘Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eden College’ https://literature.stackexchange.com/questions/9502/what-did-gray-mean-by-where-ignorance-is-bliss-tis-folly-to-be-wise

Price, N The Viking Way https://www.amazon.co.uk/Viking-Way-Magic-Mind-Scandinavia/dp/1842172603

Havamal verse warning against becoming too wise: verse 55.

How to find us online

The Conference of Heathen Women - part I*

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Our thanks to our two honoured guests, Olivia Rivera from Heathen Women United, and awesome author, Volva and guest speaker at this years Conference, Andrea Hejiskov.

 

You can find Heathen Women United as a Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258460597923877 
Their website here: http://heathenwomenunited.org/ 
And the Conference of Heathen Women page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/402731163425442 

The Conference of Heathen Women event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/382317629888124 10th - 11th July, places are free, but you have to register on Eventbrite beforehand to attend. (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/5th-annual-conference-of-heathen-women-tickets-154898974001)

 

Suzanne and Kate have just booked their ticket, see you there :D

 

*Those eagle eared among you will have noticed that this is marked 'part I' which strongly suggests the creation at some future point of a 'part II'...

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