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Mythology Legend & Folklore Podcast with Siobhan Clark. A place where we can journey into the past & share the tales of myth, legend, or lore that have captured our imaginations and fired our curiosity!

The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast Siobhan Clark

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Mythology Legend & Folklore Podcast with Siobhan Clark. A place where we can journey into the past & share the tales of myth, legend, or lore that have captured our imaginations and fired our curiosity!

    The Tháttr of Nornagest - adaption of Nora Kershaw's 1921 translation

    The Tháttr of Nornagest - adaption of Nora Kershaw's 1921 translation

    Today we have The Tháttr of Nornagest, which can be found in the longer version of the Saga of Olaf Tryggvason, contained in the Flateyjarbók, a medieval Icelandic manuscript. Our adaption is from Nora Kershaw’s 1921 translation, based on Valdimar Asmundarson’s 1891 version. This tale has a host of legendary figures, as well as mythical, and it reveals an interesting portrayal of life in a northern court. 
    Those of us who have enjoyed the Saga of the Volsungs will be delighted with Guests account of his time with the hero Sigurth, and there is a wonderful section dedicated to Brynhild and her ride to Hel. But what will undoubtedly stand out is the tale of Guest himself and his connection to the Norns. 
    There is also something a little special, the music you will hear is my sister-in-law playing a section of the Faroese Ballad Nornagest’s Rima, also provided by Nora Kershaw. It’s a beautiful piece and I very much hope you enjoy it as much as we have! Thank you, Karen, you helped to bring this story to life…
    Nora Kershaw – Stories and Ballads of the Far Past www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33471

    • 44 min
    All Men Must Die, Power and Passion in Game Of Thrones with Professor Carolyne Larrington

    All Men Must Die, Power and Passion in Game Of Thrones with Professor Carolyne Larrington

    Today I have the joy of welcoming Professor Carolyne Larrington to the podcast! Join us as we discuss her fascinating new book ‘All Men Must Die, Power and Passion in Game of Thrones’, a fascinating exploration of the narratives, themes, and characters of a truly epic series!
    Carolyne is a Professor of Medieval European Literature, Official Fellow of St John's College at the University of Oxford, and an author whose books include:
    The Norse Myths a guide to Gods and Heroes
    The Poetic Edda – A translation
    The Land of the Green Man
    & the exceptional, Winter is Coming
    Find Professor Carolyne Larrington on:
    Saturday 27 February, 8pm GMT www.thefolklorepodcast.com(online)
    signumuniversity.org/event/carolyne-larrington-author-chat-and-qa/
    www.medievalists.net/2021/02/game-thrones-medieval-studies/

    • 58 min
    An Bhuatais & the Meaning of Life - by Lorcán MacMathúna

    An Bhuatais & the Meaning of Life - by Lorcán MacMathúna

    Today I have the joy of sharing ‘An Bhuatais & the Meaning of Life’, the outstanding new album from Lorcán MacMathuna, with Martin Tourish, Daire Bracken & Éamonn Galldubh.
    The album is accompanied by a fascinating and engaging book; ‘An Bhuatais and The Meaning of Life, the mythological representation of hope, longing, and fire’ written by Lorcán, which is an enlightening & philosophical exploration of what is it that gives life meaning. In past episodes of the podcast, we’ve explored a variety of Irish myths, legends, and folklore, if you have a keen interest in this as well as the history and traditions of Irelands people, then this album, this book, is undoubtedly for you! 
    www.lorcanmacmathuna.com
    www.youtube.com/user/lorcanmacmathuna
    lorcanmacmathuna.bandcamp.com
    soundcloud.com/evolutionofsound
    www.reverbnation.com/lorcánmacmathúna
    Twitter @mac_lorcan

    • 50 min
    News for 2021 & a wee bit more!

    News for 2021 & a wee bit more!

    An update on what to expect for the year ahead, & a wee bit more!
     
    Links:
    Lorcán Mac Mathúna:
    Twitter @mac_lorcan
    http://lorcanmacmathuna.com
     
    www.vidforul.worpress.com
    Dr Jóhanna Katrín Fridriksdóttir
    https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/valkyrie
     
    Old Norse For Modern Times
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vikingverse/old-norse-for-modern-times
     
    Althingi – A Viking Game of Strength and Influence
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuagillingham/althingi-a-viking-game-of-strength-and-influence
     
    Joshua Gillingham:
    https://www.joshuagillingham.ca
    https://twitter.com/JoshMGillingham
    https://www.crowsnestbooks.com/product/the-gatewatch/ 
     
    Eric Schumacher: 
    https://www.ericschumacher.net
    https://twitter.com/DarkAgeScribe
    https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/eric-schumacher-historical-fiction-author?rq=eric%20schumacher
     
    Ian Stuart Sharpe:
    https://www.facebook.com/vikingverse/
    https://twitter.com/vikingverse
    https://www.instagram.com/vikingverse/
    https://www.vikingverse.com
     
    Aaron Lax:
    https://amlax.wordpress.com
    https://twitter.com/amlax_?lang=en
     
    Genevieve Gornichec:
    www.genevievegornichec.com 
    www.lunastationquarterly.com Issue 041
    Twitter @gengornichec
     
    Jeff Wolfe
    https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/jeff-wolfe/mythical-grammar/paperback/product-1kkj27d4.html
    Twitter @wolfeofthewoods
     
    Madeleine F. White:
    @madeleinefwhite
    https://www.crowsnestbooks.com/product/mother-of-floods
     
    Woody Pather:
    Twitter @PatherWoody
    https://linktr.ee/WoodyPather
    https://arunapather.wixsite.com/woodypather
    https://www.instagram.com/woodypather/?igshid=6v1jj1xq73g
    https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/mythic-tales-retold-1
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55877887-mythic-tales-retold
     
    Fjorn’s Hall:
    Twitter @Fjorn_the_Skald
    http://fjorns-hall.com
    Instagram www.instagram.com/fjorn_the_skald/
    Facebook www.facebook.com/FjorntheSkald
     
    Podcasts:
    https://sagathingpodcast.wordpress.com
    https://vikingagepodcast.com
    https://www.northernmyths.com
    http://thehistoryofvikings.com
    https://historyeh.com
    https://mythlegendlore.podbean.com
     
    Goodreads:
    https://www.goodreads.com/mythlegendlore

    • 14 min
    The Saga of Frithiof the Bold - Complete Version

    The Saga of Frithiof the Bold - Complete Version

    As requested by a lovely listener, here is the saga in one go!
    The Saga of Frithiof the Bold is a continuation of Thorstein Viking’s Son, we have love, envy, battle, and a seafaring scene with a stave or two from our hero! Journey the seas as we re-join our old friend Angantyr who has made his home in the Orkneys. However, the tension between the sons of Beli & Thorstein results in the burning of Baldur’s Meads. What becomes of our hero when he discovers King Ring has wed Ingibiorg and is made an outlaw? Nothing is simple in love and war as they say; what will happen when King Ring uncovers the true identity of a man who has become a trusted friend? Just when Frithiof thinks he must leave Ingibiorg behind, change is on the horizon, & perhaps one last battle with the brother kings!

    Adaption of the 1875 translation by Eiríkr Magnússon & William Morris, and Rasmus B. Anderson in 1901


    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24420/24420-h/24420-h.htm


    https://filmstro.com


     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Saga of Frithiof the Bold - Part 3

    The Saga of Frithiof the Bold - Part 3

    In chapter’s 12-15 of The Saga of Frithiof the Bold, King Ring uncovers Thief’s true identity! Just when Frithiof thinks he must leave Ingibiorg behind, change is on the horizon, & perhaps one last battle with the brother kings!


    Adaption of the 1875 translation by Eiríkr Magnússon & William Morris, and Rasmus B. Anderson in 1901


    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24420/24420-h/24420-h.htm


    https://filmstro.com


     

    • 15 min

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