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Survive the Jive podcast is about history, ancient religions and nature. I'm a qualified historian, and a documentary film maker. I focus mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism but I also make videos on other subjects too.

Since 2007, StJ has been an alternative media source; promoting anti-consumerist and anti-materialist perspectives. The channel promotes traditional cultures as a way to oppose globalisation. The channel takes a holistic approach to programming of all sorts that inform, educate and improve us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is philosophically anti-materialist.

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Survive the Jive podcast is about history, ancient religions and nature. I'm a qualified historian, and a documentary film maker. I focus mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism but I also make videos on other subjects too.

Since 2007, StJ has been an alternative media source; promoting anti-consumerist and anti-materialist perspectives. The channel promotes traditional cultures as a way to oppose globalisation. The channel takes a holistic approach to programming of all sorts that inform, educate and improve us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is philosophically anti-materialist.

    When is a beggar a god in disguise?

    When is a beggar a god in disguise?

    In traditions around the world we see the same mythic trope of a god disguised as a beggar so that he can test mortals. Very often this is based on a moral that one should uphold the ancient tradition of honouring the guest in one's home. The myths usually show the god, who can be Zeus, Shiva, or Odin, punishing the mortals who fail to show them proper hospitality when they visit. What lessons can pagans learn from these myths?

    This podcast is also available as a YouTube video with accompanying visual aids.

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    Primary Sources:
    Atharvaveda
    Heimskringla
    Homer, The Odyssey
    Ovid, Metamorphoses
    Orchard, A., (trans) The Elder Edda (2011)
    The Rigveda
    Sturluson, S., The Prose Edda
    Togail Bruidne Dá Derga
    Vidyaranya Swami, Shankara Digvijaya

    Secondary Sources:
    von Glinski, M. L., Simile and Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses
    Murnaghan, S., Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey

    • 24 min
    Jive Book Review: Odin's Wife (Frigg and Jord)

    Jive Book Review: Odin's Wife (Frigg and Jord)

    Is Odin's wife Frigg the same as his lover Jord the Earth goddess? William P. Reaves thinks they are the same figure and that her cult survived in to recent times among German peasants who called her Frau Holda. I will briefly review his book on the subject here.

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    • 26 min
    Jive Book Review - The Mythology of the British Isles by Geoffrey Ashe

    Jive Book Review - The Mythology of the British Isles by Geoffrey Ashe

    The British Isles draw their rich mythological heritage from Brythonic, Gaelic, Anglo-Saxon and Norse sources yet all have been filtered through the much more recent and severely distorting lens of medieval Christian chroniclers. People like Geoffrey of Monmouth invented their own additions to many historical and legendary stories which persist to this day. This means the mythology derives more from scholarship than folklore. Geoffrey Ashe did a good job of sorting fact from fiction while compiling all these myths in his book.

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    • 56 min
    Where did blonde hair come from?

    Where did blonde hair come from?

    Where did blonde hair come from? How did it evolve and what purpose does it serve for human beings? Why is it more common in Scandinavia? Is Scandinavia the birth place of blonde hair? Did Indo-Europeans bring blonde hair to Europe or was it already there? What is the relationship between lactose tolerance, the ability to drink milk, and blondism? There are many questions people have about blonde hair and I am going to try and answer them in this live stream tonight!

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    • 47 min
    The Odinist Fellowship and their Pagan Temple - Interview with Ralph Harrison

    The Odinist Fellowship and their Pagan Temple - Interview with Ralph Harrison

    Ralph Harrison has been an Odinist for 40 years. He is the Director of the Odinist Fellowship, the UK’s only registered charity for the indigenous faith of the English people. They acquired a 16th century chapel in Newark which was consecrated on Midsummer's Day 2014 as the first heathen Temple in England for well over a thousand years. You can donate to the charity or the temple using the links below. Ralph and I had a nice chat about the Heathen religion, its rise in popularity in recent years due to the success of TV programs like Vikings, and also the dangers the faith faces from new age influences like Wicca and naturalism.

    Contact the Odinist Fellowship

    Email: odinist.fellowship@pobroadband.co.uk
    OF website: https://www.odinistfellowship.co.uk
    Address:
    ODINIST FELLOWSHIP,
    B.M. EDDA,
    LONDON WC1N 3XX.
    Newark Temple website: http://www.odinisttemple.uk/
    Newark Temple Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OdinistTemple/

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ask Me Anything! - Survive the Jive question time

    Ask Me Anything! - Survive the Jive question time

    Ask me anything! Here I answer questions from fans and patrons on the subjects I actually cover on this Podcast: Religion, genetics, history etc. I start with patron questions, and then do superchat questions. Second part of the stream will only be available for patrons on Subscribestar and Patreon. Sign up to support me below.

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    • 44 min

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22 Ratings

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Well presented history and tradition

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