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Mythos Podcast

Nicole Schmidt

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Mythos Podcast
Mythos Podcast

Mythos Podcast

Nicole Schmidt

14
Followers
4
Plays
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This podcast is a storytelling journey through world-folklore. With brief context and analysis in the introductions, the main focus is the retelling of stories themselves. From saucer-eyed spectral dogs to pond-scum haunting child-eating witches - experience the darker side of Britain's folklore in Series 1. Then journey to central and eastern Europe to the world of Slavic folklore, home of Baba Yaga and lurking nature spirits (Series 2). From there, step into the vast world of Nordic Folklore, where creatures abound in the woodlands, mountains and fjords of beautiful northern climes. Look out a series called 'Earth Lore' this autumn/winter to celebrate the natural world and a series on Japanese and Korean folklore next spring.

Latest Episodes

S03 Episode 5 Trolls of the Northlands

In Scandinaviaâs most ancient literature, there exists primordial giants whose actions - and very being - are identified with the origin and creation of the world. Engendered in the great chasm called Ginnungagap, where the frozen waters of the cold-realm Niflheim and the hot breath of the fire-realm Muspel met, the frost giant Ymir and a cow named Audumla were the first created beings. In this creation story, the combination of fire and ice made life possible: some mysterious life grew and thrived in the drops of melting water, which took the form of the giant Ymir. Called jätte (yett-uh) in Swedish, troll or jutul (yoo-tool) in Norwegian, trolls and giants are prominent in fables and in etiological legends explaining the origin of many huge rock formations, lakes and the so-called giants potholes. The Norwegian word âjutulâ stems from the Old Norse Jotunn, which denotes a race of giants in opposition to man and gods. From the pine-laden mountains and prosperous farms of the VÃ¥gÃ¥ region in Norway to imperial Copenhagen, from the jagged-peaks and moss-laden cliffs of Icelandâs West-fjords to the immense vertical sea cliffs of the Faroe Islands, we will hear tales of earth-sculpting colossal beings.

-1 sAPR 14
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S03 Episode 5 Trolls of the Northlands

S03 Episode 4: Forest Visions - A Year Walk Tribute

Dark northern forests of ambiguous shadow and sinister presence. Ancient churchyards with secrets beneath searching feet. Inhuman beings of terrifying power made even more powerful during the spiritually potent winter seasonâ¦.these are all elements of the Swedish tradition of Arsgang (Oshgong), or the Year Walk, in which an individual completes a kind of divination journey through night-shrouded woodland. Through forest, field and churchyard the year walker journeys, hoping to gain insight into the future, to know their own fate as well as the fate of their village, to have some knowledge of those issues of life and death: war, crop-destroying weather or fire, disease, significant deaths. This episode is a tribute to the game 'Year Walk' created by Swedish developing company Simogo.

-1 sJAN 28
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S03 Episode 4: Forest Visions - A Year Walk Tribute

Special Episode: Shamanism Around the World

The term âshamanâ originates in the language of the Tungus-speaking peoples of Siberia, who are hunters and reindeer-herders. In cultures across the world, they often have a number of roles in their communities: medical practitioner, mystic, priest and spiritual adviser. Sometimes respected and other times persecuted, shamans are both strange fey figures and ordinary citizens. A shaman is one who has been chosen by beings and spirits of other, often precarious, realms. They are empowered or taught by spirits to fly to spiritual realms in the sky or to follow dark paths in dangerous subterranean dimensions. Other features of shamanic spirituality across the world include being flayed to the bone and then restored and reborn; acquiring (often through sacrifice) the power to battle harmful spirits and to save the people from disease and starvation. Yet, these powerful spiritual figures also hunt, cook and complete household chores alongside their kinsmen. This is because these worlds...

-1 s2018 NOV 29
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Special Episode: Shamanism Around the World

Latest Episodes

S03 Episode 5 Trolls of the Northlands

In Scandinaviaâs most ancient literature, there exists primordial giants whose actions - and very being - are identified with the origin and creation of the world. Engendered in the great chasm called Ginnungagap, where the frozen waters of the cold-realm Niflheim and the hot breath of the fire-realm Muspel met, the frost giant Ymir and a cow named Audumla were the first created beings. In this creation story, the combination of fire and ice made life possible: some mysterious life grew and thrived in the drops of melting water, which took the form of the giant Ymir. Called jätte (yett-uh) in Swedish, troll or jutul (yoo-tool) in Norwegian, trolls and giants are prominent in fables and in etiological legends explaining the origin of many huge rock formations, lakes and the so-called giants potholes. The Norwegian word âjutulâ stems from the Old Norse Jotunn, which denotes a race of giants in opposition to man and gods. From the pine-laden mountains and prosperous farms of the VÃ¥gÃ¥ region in Norway to imperial Copenhagen, from the jagged-peaks and moss-laden cliffs of Icelandâs West-fjords to the immense vertical sea cliffs of the Faroe Islands, we will hear tales of earth-sculpting colossal beings.

-1 sAPR 14
Comments
S03 Episode 5 Trolls of the Northlands

S03 Episode 4: Forest Visions - A Year Walk Tribute

Dark northern forests of ambiguous shadow and sinister presence. Ancient churchyards with secrets beneath searching feet. Inhuman beings of terrifying power made even more powerful during the spiritually potent winter seasonâ¦.these are all elements of the Swedish tradition of Arsgang (Oshgong), or the Year Walk, in which an individual completes a kind of divination journey through night-shrouded woodland. Through forest, field and churchyard the year walker journeys, hoping to gain insight into the future, to know their own fate as well as the fate of their village, to have some knowledge of those issues of life and death: war, crop-destroying weather or fire, disease, significant deaths. This episode is a tribute to the game 'Year Walk' created by Swedish developing company Simogo.

-1 sJAN 28
Comments
S03 Episode 4: Forest Visions - A Year Walk Tribute

Special Episode: Shamanism Around the World

The term âshamanâ originates in the language of the Tungus-speaking peoples of Siberia, who are hunters and reindeer-herders. In cultures across the world, they often have a number of roles in their communities: medical practitioner, mystic, priest and spiritual adviser. Sometimes respected and other times persecuted, shamans are both strange fey figures and ordinary citizens. A shaman is one who has been chosen by beings and spirits of other, often precarious, realms. They are empowered or taught by spirits to fly to spiritual realms in the sky or to follow dark paths in dangerous subterranean dimensions. Other features of shamanic spirituality across the world include being flayed to the bone and then restored and reborn; acquiring (often through sacrifice) the power to battle harmful spirits and to save the people from disease and starvation. Yet, these powerful spiritual figures also hunt, cook and complete household chores alongside their kinsmen. This is because these worlds...

-1 s2018 NOV 29
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Special Episode: Shamanism Around the World

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