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October 20, 2018  

28: Interview with Heri Joensen of Faroese Metal Band Týr

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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 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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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If you'd like to follow along with us or learn more about the ideas we talk about on the show, we have a list of recommended books on our website. Included are our recommended copies of the Poetic Edda and the Kalevala, as well as books about archetypal narrative, comparitive religion, and more: https://www.northernmyths.com/p/recommended-books-1537495137/

We also have Northern Myths Podcast merchandise available at our official shop (please note, time remaining is until the next printing, everything will be available indefinitely): https://teespring.com/stores/Northern-Myths-Podcast

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October 13, 2018  

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

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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: 
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If you'd like to follow along with us or learn more about the ideas we talk about on the show, we have a list of recommended books on our website. Included are our recommended copies of the Poetic Edda and the Kalevala, as well as books about archetypal narrative, comparitive religion, and more: https://www.northernmyths.com/p/recommended-books-1537495137/

We also have Northern Myths Podcast merchandise available at our official shop (please note, time remaining is until the next printing, everything will be available indefinitely): https://teespring.com/stores/Northern-Myths-Podcast

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October 6, 2018  

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

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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 Translated by Jackson Crawford

Dr. Crawford's website: https://jacksonwcrawford.com/

Dr. Crawford's popular YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/jacksoncrawford

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel

If you'd like to follow along with us or learn more about the ideas we talk about on the show, we have a list of recommended books on our website. Included are our recommended copies of the Poetic Edda and the Kalevala, as well as books about archetypal narrative, comparitive religion, and more: https://www.northernmyths.com/p/recommended-books-1537495137/

We also have Northern Myths Podcast merchandise available at our official shop (please note, time remaining is until the next printing, everything will be available indefinitely): https://teespring.com/stores/Northern-Myths-Podcast

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September 29, 2018  

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

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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 live through their experiences. The lessons we find in the myths we cover on the Northern Myths Podcast fit very well with what Jocko and Leif talk about in their books and the popular Jocko Podcast.

You can purchase their new book, the Dichotomy of Leadership, or their previous book Extreme Ownership here:

Dichotomy of Leadership

Extreme Ownership

The above links are Amazon affiliate links and a small portion of your purchase will go towards the Northern Myths Podcast.

We highly recommend the Jocko Podcast if you enjoyed this episode. Episode 11 of the Jocko Podcast is the first featuring Leif Babin, and it provides a much better background of Jocko and Leif than we could personally. Check it out here:
Jocko Podcast 11

Social media information for Jocko and Leif and their consulting company Echelon front:

Jocko Willink:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jockowillink71/ 
Twitter: @jockowillink
Instagram: @jockowillink

Leif Babin:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leif-Babin-1670651793221206/ 
Twitter: @LeifBabin
Instagram: @realleifbabin

Echelon Front:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echelonfront/ 
Twitter: @XtremeOwnership
Instagram: @echelonfront

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

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September 22, 2018  

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

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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, and much more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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September 15, 2018  

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

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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 Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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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

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

September 8, 2018  

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

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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 explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Eric's Website:
https://www.ericschumacher.net/

War King, Book 3 of Hakon's Saga:
https://amzn.to/2MQ2AoC

Eric's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/DarkAgeScribe

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September 1, 2018  

21: Kalevala Runo 3 - Väinämöinen and Joukahainen

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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 more. Dan and Luke have a passion for mythology, and together we hope to explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Link to Video of Alan Moore on Magic: https://youtu.be/k1qACd0wHd0

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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If you'd like to support the podcast and follow along with us, you can pick up a translation of the Kalevala here: Kalevala

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The Kalevala is the epic national poem of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry from throughout Finland, Karelia, Estonia, and what is now northwest Russia, the Kalevala describes the worldview of the Finnish people from ancient times through to the modern day. It includes the adventures of Väinämöinen and Joukahainen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkäinen, from the distant lands of Pohjola, to Kalevala's wide heathlands.

August 25, 2018  

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

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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 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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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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

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

The Havamal is the collection of poetry attributed to Odin. It is included in the Poetic Edda and is a core element of Norse Mythology. The Havamal is a book of wisdom full of contraditions. At once it is an example of how to live and a cautionary tale mistakes to avoid. Included in the Havamal are the stories of the winning of the mead of poetry and Odin's sacrifice of himself to himself to discover the runes.

August 18, 2018  

19: Interview with Tuomas Rounakari of Shamanviolin and Korpiklaani

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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 mentioned):
https://youtu.be/ZB7PyLYQyXg

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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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

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August 11, 2018  

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

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel

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

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

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.

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.

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: https://amzn.to/2xALXYv
The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes : https://amzn.to/2pkZEXI
Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones: https://amzn.to/2xCAcka

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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!

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Children of Midgard is available in bookstores everywhere as well as Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pl0KTk

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

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

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July 21, 2018  

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

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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 hope to explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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If you'd like to support the podcast and follow along with us, you can pick up a translation of the Kalevala here: Kalevala

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
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The Kalevala is the epic national poem of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry from throughout Finland, Karelia, Estonia, and what is now northwest Russia, the Kalevala describes the worldview of the Finnish people from ancient times through to the modern day. It includes the adventures of Väinämöinen and Joukahainen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkäinen, from the distant lands of Pohjola, to Kalevala's wide heathlands.

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

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
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July 7, 2018  

13: The Havamal Part 4 - Odin’s Love Poem from the Poetic Edda of 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.

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel

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

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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

The Havamal is the collection of poetry attributed to Odin. It is included in the Poetic Edda and is a core element of Norse Mythology. The Havamal is a book of wisdom full of contraditions. At once it is an example of how to live and a cautionary tale mistakes to avoid. Included in the Havamal are the stories of the winning of the mead of poetry and Odin's sacrifice of himself to himself to discover the runes.

Show Outline:

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

June 23, 2018  

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

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel

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

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

June 9, 2018  

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

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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 together we hope to explore these myths and legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: 
Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel

If you'd like to support the podcast and follow along with us, you can pick up a translation of the Kalevala here: Kalevala

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:
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The Kalevala is the epic national poem of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry from throughout Finland, Karelia, Estonia, and what is now northwest Russia, the Kalevala describes the worldview of the Finnish people from ancient times through to the modern day. It includes the adventures of Väinämöinen and Joukahainen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkäinen, from the distant lands of Pohjola, to Kalevala's wide heathlands.

Show Outline:

0:00:00 - Introduction and Recap of Kalevala Runo 1
0:19:01 - Lines 178-194: A teal appears in the sky looking for a place to nest and Ilmatar's prayer is answered
0:31:20 - Lines 195-212: Ilmatar offers her knee so the teal can make a nest
0:38:49 - Lines 213-244: The teal's eggs fall from Ilmatar into the sea
0:56:13 - Lines 245-254: Ilmatar floats in potential
0:59:43 - Lines 255-280: Ilmatar makes order out of chaos and creates a new world
1:11:56 - Lines 281-288: Väinämöinen is still not born
1:17:33 - Lines 289-300: Väinämöinen wants to be born
1:25:26 - Lines 301-314: Väinämöinen prays to the moon, sun, and great bear
1:45:47 - Lines 315-344: Väinämöinen is born and ends up on land

1:55:25 - Conclusion and acknowledgements

June 2, 2018  

10: Kalevala Runo 1 Part 1 - Introduction to the Kalevala, the Epic National Poem of Finland

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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.

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

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The Kalevala is the epic national poem of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot from folk poetry from throughout Finland, Karelia, Estonia, and what is now northwest Russia, the Kalevala describes the worldview of the Finnish people from ancient times through to the modern day. It includes the adventures of Väinämöinen and Joukahainen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkäinen, from the distant lands of Pohjola, to Kalevala's wide heathlands.

Show Outline:

0:00:00 - Introduction to the Kalevala, the history of Finland, and Elias Lönnrot
0:10:38 - Prelude: The purpose and creation of the Kalevala and the meaning for the Northern Myths Podcast
0:18:15 - Lines 0 - 10: The longing to sing the people's legends
0:32:26 - Lines 11 - 36: The coming together of peoples, introduction to the Finno-Ugric language group
0:43:21 - Introduction to Väinämöinen, Joukahainan, Kaukomieli (Lemminkäinen)
0:52:56 - Lines 37-50: The transmission of stories down the generations, introduction to Louhi, Vipunen
1:06:42 - Lines 51-70: The collection of legends from around the country
1:12:06 - Lines 71-102: The safeguarding of the legends and bringing them into the future
1:22:58 - Lines 103-116: Introduction to Ilmatar, mother of Väinämöinen
1:29:00 - Lines 117-126: Ilmatar sinks down to the precosmogonic waters
1:32:37 - Lines 127-136: A storm impregnates Ilmatar, the archetypal nature of Kalevala
1:41:03 - Lines 137-150: Ilmatar was pregnant for a long time, no offspring was perfected
1:47:47 - Lines 151-176: Ilmatar prays to Ukko to deliver her from her torment
2:01:53 - Conclusion, Recap, and Acknowledgements
May 26, 2018  

9: The Havamal Part 3 - The Most Famous Part of Odin’s Book of Wisdom from the Poetic Edda of 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?

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 legends and explain them in a way that can appeal to everyone in the modern world, and learn how to apply their lessons to everyday life.

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The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

The Havamal is the collection of poetry attributed to Odin. It is included in the Poetic Edda and is a core element of Norse Mythology. The Havamal is a book of wisdom full of contraditions. At once it is an example of how to live and a cautionary tale mistakes to avoid. Included in the Havamal are the stories of the winning of the mead of poetry and Odin's sacrifice of himself to himself to discover the runes.