PODCAST

Víðförul is a ‘series within a series’, a set of episodes about the women pioneers of the Vinland sagas within the podcast Myth, Legend & Lore. In this series, we explore The Saga of Eric the Red and The Saga of the Greenlanders, both written in Iceland in the thirteenth century but set in the Viking Age, focusing on the many fascinating female characters we encounter in these sagas. We delve deeper into the historical background, analyse some of the characters and main scenes, and contextualise them with other Old Norse texts, whether sagas, poetry or later folklore.

Each episode will be accompanied by Siobhán’s narration of the part of the saga discussed. The saga texts and the folktale discussed in episode 1 are available here.

EPISODE 1: Saga of Eric the Red, chapter 1

This episode focusses on Aud ‘the Deep-Minded’ Ketilsdóttir, the protagonist of the first section of Eiríks saga. It delves into Aud’s background, making use of other sagas and The Book of Settlements to flesh out her life in more detail. Finally, we discuss a little-known Icelandic folktale about Aud and her dealings with a mysterious young woman named Gullbrá.

Víðförul: The Women Pioneers of the Vinland Sagas – Ep2 Gudrid & Thorbjorg The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast

Welcome to episode 2 of Víðförul: The Women Pioneers of the Vinland Sagas! Today we discuss Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir & Þorbjörg lítilvölva; this captivating encounter is a highlight of the saga. We also look at the realities of marriage for young women, challenges faced by Eirik the Red’s colony in Greenland, medicine/magic/runes, & much more!   Visit us; http://www.vidforul.worpress.com   Saga Map; http://sagamap.hi.is/is/   Music; Själ – Album Tillbaka – Bel m’es qu’eu chant https://www.facebook.com/medeltidsbandetsjal/ https://sjalsjal.bandcamp.com/album/tillbaka   Belen Prado – Enchanted Flute – Mellow Solitude https://enchantedflute.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-into-nature http://www.theenchantedflute.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYgCAFiqg9Z2UD6a6tjw5g   Artwork & original images; Hands On History https://www.facebook.com/handsonhistoryas/ https://www.handsonhistory https://www.instagram.com/handsonhistory/?hl=en   Tiffany Kendra Clark http://www.tiffanykendra.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/pg/tiffanykendra.co.uk Instagram.com/tiffanykendra   Unsplash https://unsplash.com Wikicommons images https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  
  1. Víðförul: The Women Pioneers of the Vinland Sagas – Ep2 Gudrid & Thorbjorg
  2. Víðförul: The Women Pioneers in the Vinland Sagas
  3. Announcing Víðförul: The Women Pioneers in the Vinland Sagas!
  4. Finn & The Battle of the White Strand
  5. A Gathering of Skalds with special guests; Joshua Gillingham, Eric Schumacher, Ian Stuart Sharpe, & Aaron Lax

EPISODE 2: Saga of Eric the Red, chapters 2-6

In episode two, we discuss Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir and Þorbjörg lítilvölva (whose nickname means ‘little prophetess’); this captivating encounter is a highlight of the saga. We will also look at the realities of marriage for young women, challenges faced by Eirik the Red’s colony in Greenland, medicine, magic/runes, famine, pandemics and much more!

Víðförul: The Women Pioneers of the Vinland Sagas – Ep2 Gudrid & Thorbjorg The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast

Welcome to episode 2 of Víðförul: The Women Pioneers of the Vinland Sagas! Today we discuss Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir & Þorbjörg lítilvölva; this captivating encounter is a highlight of the saga. We also look at the realities of marriage for young women, challenges faced by Eirik the Red’s colony in Greenland, medicine/magic/runes, & much more!   Visit us; http://www.vidforul.worpress.com   Saga Map; http://sagamap.hi.is/is/   Music; Själ – Album Tillbaka – Bel m’es qu’eu chant https://www.facebook.com/medeltidsbandetsjal/ https://sjalsjal.bandcamp.com/album/tillbaka   Belen Prado – Enchanted Flute – Mellow Solitude https://enchantedflute.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-into-nature http://www.theenchantedflute.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYgCAFiqg9Z2UD6a6tjw5g   Artwork & original images; Hands On History https://www.facebook.com/handsonhistoryas/ https://www.handsonhistory https://www.instagram.com/handsonhistory/?hl=en   Tiffany Kendra Clark http://www.tiffanykendra.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/pg/tiffanykendra.co.uk Instagram.com/tiffanykendra   Unsplash https://unsplash.com Wikicommons images https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page  
  1. Víðförul: The Women Pioneers of the Vinland Sagas – Ep2 Gudrid & Thorbjorg
  2. Víðförul: The Women Pioneers in the Vinland Sagas
  3. Announcing Víðförul: The Women Pioneers in the Vinland Sagas!
  4. Finn & The Battle of the White Strand
  5. A Gathering of Skalds with special guests; Joshua Gillingham, Eric Schumacher, Ian Stuart Sharpe, & Aaron Lax

EPISODE 3: Saga of Eric the Red, chapters 7-11

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EPISODE 4: Saga of the Greenlanders

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