The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast
The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 94-103

The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 94-103

October 23, 2019

A truce is called between Rognvald and Harald, Swein's reaction & advice is foolhardy but followed by Erlend nevertheless, battle between the three Earls commences. After the slaying of Earl Erlend, Swein agrees to peace, but this proves difficult with Harald. Can these men keep true to their word, or will violence and distrust destroy this fragile agreement?

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Finn’s Chief Men - Irish Legend 11

Finn’s Chief Men - Irish Legend 11

October 13, 2019

Hear of the chiefly men of Finn, some were valiant and honourable, while others remained stubborn & slothful despite their oaths of fealty. Learn what was expected of a man worthy of captaincy in the Fianna, and the tragic tales of two of Finn's close comrades; Dermot and Keelta.

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The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 83-93

The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 83-93

October 9, 2019

The islands are not quiet in Earl Rognvald’s absence; Erlend, makes his own claim to the islands, & receives the title of Earl from the young Malcom King of Scots. Erlend, Harald, and Swein face disputes before reconciliations are made and alliances forged. But what will happen upon Earl Rognvald’s return, and which of these men will still have a grievance with his share?

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The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 79-82

The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 79-82

October 4, 2019

The burning of a castle, a thrilling battle at sea, journeys to new lands, friendships made/tested/and lost. Fine songs record Earl Rognvald’s venture to Jerusalem and mention the fair maiden Ermingerda who remains in the men’s memories during their voyage.

 

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The Coming of Finn - Irish Legend 10

The Coming of Finn - Irish Legend 10

October 4, 2019

In today's Irish Legend we hear once more about Finn MacCumhal, how he gained the captaincy of the Fianna of Erinn, his battle with a goblin, & some beautifully descriptive writing about the ancients of Tara!

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The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 71-78

The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 71-78

September 23, 2019

Friendships and allegiances are tested between Earl Rognvald and Swein Asleifsson. Swein embarks on series of raids, looting, and confrontations with the support of many men and ships. Personal vengeance, regret, and honour of a man's word play a significant role in today's installment!

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The Boyhood of Finn MacCumhal - Irish Legend 9

The Boyhood of Finn MacCumhal - Irish Legend 9

September 20, 2019

Today we journey into the past with Finn MacCumhal, the legendary Irish hero! Even though we are beginning in his boyhood, the tale is certainly no less fascinating and captivating than usual!

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The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 61-70

The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 61-70

September 15, 2019

Today's episode is certainly entertaining! With the clever plans of Kol, his son Earl Rognvald succeeds in his efforts to gain the Orkneys, and the reign of Earl Paul comes to an end with maiming. Such an exciting installment; murder, spies & accusations, and wonderful characters that continue to keep this saga enthralling!

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The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 55-60

The Orkneyinga Saga - Chapters 55-60

September 9, 2019

A battle at sea between two kings. Kali becomes an Earl, his expedition to the islands ends in humiliating failure, but Kol devises yet another plan to obtain his son’s rightful share. Earl Paul remains unmoved in his determination to maintain possession of the Orkneys, then harsh words and enmity result in the slaying of Swein by Swein!

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Special Episode with Nordic & Celtic artist Munknörr - featuring music from the album Aegishjalmur!