Todays episode takes a look at the ancient harvest festival of Lughnassadh, the Irish god Lugh and the Norse god Freyr, plus some interesting folklore and superstitions. I wish you all well on this wonderful day of the year!
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Disputes over the islands continue leading to the furious battle of Raudabiorg. The eventual deaths of Earl’s Rognvald and Thorfinn after many years of warring, and stirring verses from Arnor Jarlaskald.
Todays Irish Legend is The Vengeance of Mesgedra. This tale warns of the cost of ill will and the reckoning of past misdeeds!
As promised, here is the link to the Mighty Magnus Viking Hoard Raffle;
Today's special episode is in honour of Magnus and his brother Callum! I hope you enjoy the tale The Sword of Sigurd, a story about love, loss, and finding your place in the world. I also have details on the Mighty Magnus Viking Hoard Raffle, thanks to all of the contributors and a special shout-out to Kimberly and Kristin of the Murder & Myths Podcast!
Welcome to the beginning of the Orkneyinga Saga, in this episode we are introduced to the legendary past of the island, with each new podcast we will journey the Saga together as I narrate the tale.
Written by an unknown scribe around 1200, the saga tells of the history of the earls of Orkney, when these Scottish islands belonged to the Viking world. With heroes, villains, and themes such as murder battle sorcery and feuds; this is a story worthy of telling.
Today we have a wonderful version of Edain the Queen from Lady Wilde's Legends, Charms and Superstitions of Ireland. Listen to the tale of Edain the beautiful, who is stolen away from her King of Tara, by Midar of the Tuatha-de-Danaan.
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Welcome to another wonderful Irish Legend, today we hear of Connla, whose heart is bewitched by a beautiful Aes-shee fairy maiden.