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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Norse Legends: „The Land of the Ice and Snow“

„We’re back in the nine worlds of Norse myth where two Viking blood broth­ers are look­ing for princess­es that have been kid­napped by leg­endary mon­sters. Their jour­ney will take them beyond their world of Midgard, to Jotun­heim, to see the … Weit­er­lesen

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Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Nordische Philologie 2021.4

Explor­ing NORDIC COOL in Lit­er­ary His­to­ryHow did Nordic cul­ture become asso­ci­at­ed with the fuzzy brand “cool”, as by default? In Explor­ing NORDIC COOL in Lit­er­ary His­to­ry twen­­ty-one schol­ars in col­lab­o­ra­tion ques­tion the seem­ing­ly nat­ur­al fit between “Nordic” and “Cool” by … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Scandinavian Legends: „Madness“

„The sto­ry that inspired Shakespeare’s Ham­let, the tale of Amleth, the prince of Den­mark. A ton of death, some cryp­tic non-rid­­dles, and copi­ous amounts of poop smear­ing serve as the start­ing point for one of the great­est works in the … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Russian Legends: „Dragons, Dragons Everywhere“

„The sto­ry of Dobrynya the drag­on slay­er from Russ­ian folk­lore is the tale of a young man find­ing his hero­ic des­tiny, from mag­i­cal hats to skin­ny dip­ping and danc­ing with baby drag­ons. Sor­ry, did I say danc­ing with baby drag­ons? … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Viking Legends: „Bloodlines“

„A Norse saga in the truest sense of the word, this sto­ry fol­lows one fam­i­ly through chang­ing times of the Mid­dle Ages. There are cursed swords, Viking love tri­an­gles, and why throw­ing stinky socks at a per­son whose only desire … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Viking Legends: VFFs

„After a ball game goes wrong in the worst pos­si­ble way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names. A quest that involves poi­son vul­tures, evil priest­ess witch­es, kings that can trans­form into drag­ons, and stuffed ani­mal … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Norse Legends: „See How they Fly“

„In this episode from Norse leg­ends, we’ll see that the worst breakups involve Thor break­ing up the cou­ple with his ham­mer and we’ll see that even though Odin can shapeshift, that does­n’t mean he skips the con­di­tion­er. It’s the Saga … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Slavic folklore: „The Brave Companions“

„Join Bulat the Brave Com­pan­ion and Ivan Tsare­vich (no, not that one) as they get a mag­i­cal new horse, escape mag­i­cal prison, and get in some mag­i­cal fights.“ Sie kön­nen die Sendung, die am 20.5.2020 veröf­fentlicht wurde, über die Seite … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Italian Folklore: „Clever Girl“

„Two sto­ries, one from Italy, one from Eng­land. In the one from Italy, Costan­za is born which would usu­al­ly be pret­ty great … except her par­ents are already in retire­ment and have giv­en every­thing away to her old­er sis­ters, so … Weit­er­lesen

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BBC Radio 4 „In Our Time“: „Sir Gawain and the Green Knight“

„Melvyn Bragg and guests dis­cuss one of the jew­els of medieval Eng­lish poet­ry. It was writ­ten c1400 by an unknown poet and then was left hid­den in pri­vate col­lec­tions until the C19th when it emerged. It tells the sto­ry of … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast › Norwegian Folklore: „Adventure!“

„The sto­ry of the mas­ter thief, from Nor­we­gian folk­lore, which will have you won­der­ing what the dif­fer­ence is between a mas­ter thief and some­one who exploits the lazi­ness and igno­rance of strangers in incred­i­bly basic ways for their own gain. … Weit­er­lesen

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„Myths and Legends“-Podcast-Reihe „Norse Sagas“ zu Grettir dem Starken

In zwei Teilen befasst sich der „Myths and Legends“-Podcast mit Gret­tir, „who, whether it’s by berserk­ers crash­ing his Christ­mas par­ty, bears steal­ing his clothes, or his own obscene insult poet­ry, just can’t catch a break.„Teil 1: „Good for Noth­ing„Teil 2: … Weit­er­lesen

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Kennen Sie schon … das Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion?

Allu­sions form a colour­ful exten­sion to the Eng­lish lan­guage, draw­ing on our col­lec­tive knowl­edge of lit­er­a­ture, mythol­o­gy, and the Bible to give us a lit­er­ary short­hand for describ­ing peo­ple, places, and events. So a cun­ning crook is an Art­ful Dodger, … Weit­er­lesen

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Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Nordische Philologie 2020.2

Ever­green ash: ecol­o­gy and cat­a­stro­phe in Old Norse myth and lit­er­a­tureNorse mythol­o­gy is obsessed with the idea of an onrush­ing and unstop­pable apoc­a­lypse: Rag­narok, when the whole of cre­ation will per­ish in fire, smoke, and dark­ness and the earth will … Weit­er­lesen

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The Myths and Legends Podcast: Viking Legends

Der Post­cast „Myths and Leg­ends“ befasst sich mit – wie der Name schon sagt 🙂 – Mythen und Leg­en­den: This show brings you folk­lore that has shaped our world. Some are incred­i­bly pop­u­lar sto­ries you think you know, but with … Weit­er­lesen