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Episode 138 Perchance to Dream

 

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

 

Opening Poem: 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'; W B Yeats (1899)

Sean Bean reads out the poem 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' in an early scene of the 2002 dystopian action movie 'Equilibrium': https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/

'The Sandman' (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1751634/), based on the comic book series of the same name by Neil Gaiman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_(comic_book)

Oneiromancy - divination through dreams: https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=oneiromancy

Mistletoe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistletoe

Cartman has to finish 'Come Sail Away' by Styx - 'South Park', season 2; episode 'Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Sl*t': https://youtu.be/5Xm2ab3qfZY

'Blackadder III', episode 'Sense and Senility' (BBC 1987): https://youtu.be/h--HR7PWfp0

'To be, or not to be' - Soliloquy from 'Hamlet', Act 3, Scene 1. David Tennant performs an abbreviated version here: https://youtu.be/GD6vDLS_ZZQ

Laxdaela Saga - English translation as 'The Laxdale Saga': https://sagadb.org/laxdaela_saga.en

Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu - English translation as 'The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald': https://sagadb.org/gunnlaugs_saga_ormstungu.en

Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dream - The Holy Bible - the Book of Genesis, Chapter 41: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2041&version=NASB [Pharaoh had the dream - Joseph interpreted it.]

The portentous dream the Prince Regent had in Blackadder III, episode 6 ('Duel and Duality') featured horses, not cows. Duncan's horses, specifically - as in King Duncan, from Macbeth. (And Kate reckons to be a Blackadder fan, honestly.) Anyway, the exchange is described here (couldn't find a clip): https://johnelliswords.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/blackadders-lost-jokes/

The Jomsviking or the Jomsborg Saga: https://www.jomsborg.co.uk/jomsborg-saga

The Mirror of Galadriel - scene from 'The Lord of the Rings' (Ralph Bakshi's animated version, 1978 - in Peter Jackson's 'Fellowship of the Ring' it's only Frodo that looks into the Mirror): https://youtu.be/jltwAEQ4kGg

"Don't worry about the vase" - Neo meets the Oracle, in 'The Matrix' (1999): https://youtu.be/eVF4kebiks4

If you want to head deeper into how dreams are treated in sagas:

Crocker https://www.jstor.org/stable/48617211

Watson https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/documents/innervate/16-17/13.-watson-l-q33227.pdf

 

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