Northern Myths Podcast: Norse Mythology and Other Myths and Legends of Northern Europe

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August 11, 2018  

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

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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.

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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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

The translation of the Poetic Edda that we're reading by Jackson Crawford can be found here: http://a.co/j1bfvKJ

To learn more about Norse mythology and the Old Norse language, see Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

August 4, 2018  

17: Interview with Professor Carolyne Larrington

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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 show.

Here are a few links to some of Professor Larrington's notable works that we discussed on the show. We highly recommend her Poetic Edda as well as her book of Norse Myths.

The Poetic Edda: http://a.co/ev9n4CN
The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes : http://a.co/1puxLkt
Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones: http://a.co/aMB5gae

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

July 28, 2018  

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

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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!

Children of Midgard is available in bookstores everywhere as well as Amazon: http://a.co/7KV1Oqm

Siobhan's blog: https://siobhancoda.wordpress.com/

Siobhan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/siobhancoda

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

July 21, 2018  

15: Kalevala Runo 2 - Väinämöinen’s Sowing - Finnish Mythology

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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.

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

Find a free version of the Kalevala translated by William F Kirby here: https://www.amazon.com/Kalevala-Heroes-William-Forsell-Kirby-ebook/dp/B004TQPMF4/ref=sr_1_4_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1531875760&sr=8-4&keywords=kalevala+kirby

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

July 14, 2018  

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

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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

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube. 

 

July 7, 2018  

13: The Havamal Part 4 - Odin’s Love Poem - The Poetic Edda - Norse Mythology

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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.

0:04:14 - Stanza 84: Don't trust the words of a woman
0:09:52 - Stanza 85-89: Don't trust untrustworthy things
0:33:20 - Stanza 88: Trusting newly planted crops and children
0:40:38 - Stanza 90: Be careful with deceitful women
0:52:06 - Stanza 91: Men lie just like women, and they lie to seduce
0:59:43 - Stanza 92: How to woo a woman properly
1:08.10 - Stanza 93-94: Don't mock someone who has fallen in love
1:14:55 - Stanza 95: Wise people need love too
1:21:02 - Stanza 96: Odin waiting for his love
1:24:28 - Stanzas 97-99: Odin wooing a woman he is not worthy of.
1:34:23 - Stanzas 100-101: Odin faces the consequences
1:46:55 - Stanza 102: Wise Women are formidable
1:51:07 - Stanza 103: The whole Havamal in one stanza
1:54:35 - Stanza 104: Odin visits a giant to get mead. (It was Mimir who was killed by the Vanir during the war. Kvasir was born out of the saliva of both the Aesir and the Vanir)
2:01:28 - Stanza 105: Odin lies to Gunnlod to get mead
2:06:09 - Stanza 106-107: Odin lies and cheats to "liberate" the Mead of Peotry.
2:12:43 - Stanza 108: Odin effectively deceiving Gunnlod
2:16:25 - Stanza 109: Frost giants come to visit Odin for his treachery
2:19:38 - Stanza 110: Odin cannot be trusted and breaks oaths

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

The translation of the Poetic Edda that we're reading by Jackson Crawford can be found here: http://a.co/j1bfvKJ

To learn more about Norse mythology and the Old Norse language, see Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

June 23, 2018  

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

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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?

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

The translation of the Poetic Edda that we're reading by Jackson Crawford can be found here: http://a.co/j1bfvKJ

To learn more about Norse mythology and the Old Norse language, see Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

June 9, 2018  

11: Kalevala Runo 1 Part 2 - The Birth of Väinämöinen - Finnish Mythology

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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.

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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. Join us as we learn about Norse Mythology, Jungian Archetypes, and much more. Dan and Luke are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

The translation of the Poetic Edda that we're reading by Jackson Crawford can be found here: http://a.co/j1bfvKJ

To learn more about Norse mythology and the Old Norse language, see Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

June 2, 2018  

10: Kalevala Runo 1 Part 1 - Introduction to the Kalevala - Finnish Mythology

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We begin our exploration of the Kalevala, the epic national poem of Finland. Hear our introduction to this amazing poem, compiled by Elias Lönnrot as Finland sought independence from the Russian Empire. We introduce many of the main characters including Väinämöinen, the old, wise bard who was the inspiration for Gandalf of the Lord of the Rings. The prologue of the Kalevala describes Lönnrot's motivations, and aligns closesly with what we're trying to do at the Northern Myths Podcast. Join us as we start this new journey into this epic poem.

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

The translation of the Poetic Edda that we're reading by Jackson Crawford can be found here: http://a.co/j1bfvKJ

To learn more about Norse mythology and the Old Norse language, see Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/

May 26, 2018  

9: The Havamal Part 3 - The Most Famous Part of Odin’s Book of Wisdom - The Poetic Edda - Norse Mythology

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We continue our series on the Havamal, the book of wisdom attributed to Odin. We read about how to live a good life, and we cover the two most famous verses in Norse Mythology, Havamal 76 and 77. Would you like to hear more, listener?

If you like the Northern Myths Podcast please like, share, subscribe, comment, and review!

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 are both a part of the Asatru and Heathenry community, and they have a passion for Norse Mythology and Germanic Mythology. Together, we hope to have Norse Mythology explained in a way that can appeal to everyone, and learn how to apply its lessons to everyday life.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/northernmyths
https://twitter.com/NorthernMyths

This podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor at the University of Toronto, especially by his series of biblical lectures available on YouTube.

The translation of the Poetic Edda that we're reading by Jackson Crawford can be found here: http://a.co/j1bfvKJ

To learn more about Norse mythology and the Old Norse language, see Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6iq-Mh4uIjYvufg

To learn more about archetypal narrative see Jordan Peterson's YouTube Channel, especially his his playlists entitled 2017 Personality and its Transformations, 2017 Maps of Meaning, and The Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos/playlists

Also see Jordan Peterson's website for a list of recommended reading if you're interested in learning more about the psychology behind his work among other things: https://jordanbpeterson.com/2017/10/great-books/