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Survive the Jive podcast is about history and ancient religions and folklore. Hosted by historian Thomas Rowsell who is also a documentary film maker, this podcast focuses mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism. The podcast takes a holistic approach to programming that informs, educates and improves us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is mainly concerned with pre-Christian religions of Europe. Sometimes the podcasts are based on videos from the YouTube channel, other times they are exclusive. Guests can include historians, scientists, musicians and religious leaders.

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Survive the Jive podcast is about history and ancient religions and folklore. Hosted by historian Thomas Rowsell who is also a documentary film maker, this podcast focuses mainly on Indo-European cultures and most specifically on Germanic/Norse paganism. The podcast takes a holistic approach to programming that informs, educates and improves us. It sometimes covers scientific topics but is mainly concerned with pre-Christian religions of Europe. Sometimes the podcasts are based on videos from the YouTube channel, other times they are exclusive. Guests can include historians, scientists, musicians and religious leaders.

    DNA news: Ancient Greek, Italian and Gothic origins revealed!

    DNA news: Ancient Greek, Italian and Gothic origins revealed!

    I discuss some of the recent findings in archaeogenetics and archaeology, mainly the two DNA papers regarding Indo-European invasions of Greece and Italy. The source of Indo-European languages in each turns out to be the Catacomb culture and the Bell Beaker culture respectively. I also debunk the claim that Goths were not originally from Sweden using the latest DNA evidence.

    Sources:

    Clemente et al, The genomic history of the Aegean palatial civilizations, (2021).

    Saute et al, Ancient genomes reveal structural shifts after the arrival of Steppe-related ancestry in the Italian Peninsula (2021)

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    • 57 min
    The Afterlife and the secret Odin Brotherhood with Dr. Mark Mirabello

    The Afterlife and the secret Odin Brotherhood with Dr. Mark Mirabello

    Mark Mirabello, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Shawnee State University in Ohio and a former visiting professor of history at Nizhny Novgorod University in Russia. He has appeared on Ancient Aliens and America’s Book of Secrets on the History Channel as well as in the documentary The Kingdom of Survival. He is the author of The Traveler's Guide to the Afterlife which Examines beliefs from many different cultures on the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; and also The Odin Brotherhood, first published in 1992, in which Mirabello reveals some of the secrets of a mysterious society in Britain which values "knowledge, freedom and power" as part of their occult work which honours Odin and the other Norse gods. I asked him about these and other subjects pertaining to magic, the afterlife and pagan beliefs.

    Learn more about him and his published works on www.markmirabello.com

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    Theme song by Wolcensmen. Ending song is Mossgrown path by Mauerbrecher.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Pagan English folk music with Dan Capp of Wolcensmen

    Pagan English folk music with Dan Capp of Wolcensmen

    Dan Capp's Wolcensmen creates heathen hymns from the mists of England. He was originally known as a member of the Anglo-Saxon themed metal band Winterfylleth but his acoustic side project Wolcensmen is now the focus of his work. Dan’s music evokes the persistent paganism in the folk ways of the peasants of England, and breathes life into a natural expression of the English folk soul. In this interview we discuss a few of his songs and the meaning of the pagan themes in his lyrics.

    Wolcensmen website: https://wolcensmen.com/

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    All songs used with permission of the artist Dan Capp and are also permitted according to Fair Use policy since the artistic works included are all discussed within the podcast. I do not claim the rights to any songs used.

    Rings like Wayland, 'Neath a Wreath of Firs, Lady of the Depe © Wolcensmen
    Lorn and Loath, Of Thralls and Throes, Sprig to Spear © Indie Recordings
    Winterfylleth - Æcerbot © Candlelight Records

    • 55 min
    Anglo-Saxon Paganism 2: Elves, orcs, ents and goblins

    Anglo-Saxon Paganism 2: Elves, orcs, ents and goblins

    What exactly are elves in the Anglo-Saxon pagan belief system? Did Anglo-Saxon pagans believe in an afterlife and Hell? I will answer all these questions in this video which is the second part of a 2 part series - I will also show you what their pagan temple at Yeavering looked like, and explain how the elves, orcs, dwarves, land wights and ents of their belief system were all classed as demons after Christianisation.

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    Music:
    Chris Zabriskie - various
    Bark Sound Productions - various
    Borg - compositions from The Triumph of Spring
    Kevin McLeod - various
    Cefin Beorn - Se Freca
    Ormgård - various
    Sjhof - Loki’s meditation
    Stark von Oben - various
    Myling - Tocken
    Mauerbrecher - mossgrown path
    R. Shah - FRTR theme
    Sir Cubworth - the throne room
    Khan Kurra - litte dragon
    Xurious - steppe expansion

    Sources:
    Abram, C. ‘In Search of Lost Time: Aldhelm and The Ruin’, Quaestio (Selected Proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic), vol. 1, 2000.
    Dowden, Ken (2000). European Paganism: The Realities of Cult from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
    Doyle, Conan. (2018). Dweorg in Old English: Aspects of Disease Terminology.
    Gunnel, T., ‘How Elvish were the Elves?’ 2007.
    Hall, A., 'Are there any Elves in Anglo-Saxon Place-Names?', Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 29 (2006), 61-80.
    Hall, A., (2004). The Meanings of Elf, and Elves, in Medieval England. 2007.
    Lund, J., "At the Water's Edge" in "Signals of Belief in Early England"
    Lysaght, P. ‘the banshee: the irish supernatural death messenger’
    North, R. 1997 Heathen gods in Old English literature.
    Pollington, S. 2011. The Elder Gods: The Otherworld of Early England.
    Price, Neil & Mortimer, Paul. (2014). An Eye for Odin? Divine Role-Playing in the Age of Sutton Hoo. European Journal of Archaeology.
    Semple. S., A Fear of the Past: The Place of the Prehistoric Burial Mound in the Ideology of Middle and Later Anglo-Saxon England. (1998)

    • 50 min
    Anglo-Saxon Paganism 1: The Gods

    Anglo-Saxon Paganism 1: The Gods

    What were the pre-Christian religious traditions of England like? This two part series serves as an introduction to Anglo-Saxon paganism. In this podcast we will look at the evidence we have for the pagan gods of the Anglo-Saxons and will compare them to what we know about the Norse equivalents that Vikings worshipped. At times it is also necessary to use Indo-European comparative mythology to understand the gods and goddesses of the Anglo-Saxons. “Anglo-Saxon paganism” refers to the Germanic pagan traditions brought to Britain in the 5th century and which persisted in surprising ways even after the Christianisation of Anglo-Saxon England over the 7th and 8th century.

    (This podcast is also available as a video on YouTube and Odysee)

    Sources:

    Chaney, W. A. 1972. The Cult of Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England: The Transition from Paganism to Christianity, The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, 47:2, 141-143
    Das, R. et al. 2016. Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to Primeval Villages in the Ancient Iranian Lands of Ashkenaz, Genome Biology and Evolution, Volume 8, Issue 4.
    Dowden, K. 2000. European Paganism: The Realities of Cult from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. London and New York: Routledge. p. 229.
    Dumezil, G. 1988. ‘Mitra-Varuna: An Essay on Two Indo-European Representations of Sovereignty’
    Ealdorblotere, T. 2020. To Hold the Holytides.
    Faussett, B. 1856, Inventorium Sepulchrale. An Account of Some Antiquities dug up at Gilton, Kingston, Sibertswold, Bafriston, Beakesbourne, Chartham, and Crundale, in the County of Kent, from A.D. 1757 to A.D. 1773 (London 1856).
    Grimm, J. 1835. Deutsche Mythologie.
    Helmbrecht, M. 2012. A winged figure from Uppåkra Helmbrecht
    Kemble, J. M. 1876. The Saxons in England
    Kershaw, K. 2000. ‘The one-eyed god: Odin and the (Indo-)Germanic Männerbünde’ (Journal of Indo-European studies monograph).
    Nordberg, Andreas. 2006. Jul, disting och förkyrklig tideräkning: Kalendrar och kalendariska riter i det förkristna Norden. Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur: Uppsala
    North, R. 1997 Heathen gods in Old English literature. Cambridge University Press.
    North, R. Old English 'wopes hring' and the Old Norse myth of Baldr
    Pollington, S. 2011. The Elder Gods: The Otherworld of Early England
    Reaves, W. 2018. Odin's Wife: Mother Earth in Germanic Mythology
    Rowsell, T. 2011. Woden and his Roles in Anglo-Saxon Royal Genealogy.
    Schiffels, S., Haak, W., Paajanen, P. et al. Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration history. Nat Commun 7, 10408 (2016).
    Stenton, F. 1943. Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford
    Werner, J. 1964. Herkuleskeule und Donar-Amulett. Jahrb. RGZM 11, 176–197.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Final Pagan Generation - a book about Rome's last pagans

    The Final Pagan Generation - a book about Rome's last pagans

    The Final Pagan Generation recounts the story of the lives and fortunes of the last Romans born before the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity. Edward J. Watts traces their experiences of living through the fourth century’s dramatic religious and political changes, when heated confrontations saw the Christian establishment legislate against pagan practices as mobs attacked pagan holy sites and temples. Watts examines why the "final pagan generation"—born to the old ways and the old world in which it seemed to everyone that religious practices would continue as they had for the past two thousand years—proved both unable to anticipate the changes that imperially sponsored Christianity produced and unwilling to resist them. This book is relevant today due to obvious modern parallels.

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    • 33 min

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