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.

Althingi with Joshua Gillingham The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast

Today I welcome our good friend, author Joshua Gillingham to the podcast! Althingi – A Viking Game of Strength and Influence is the brand-new card game developed by Joshua, we also hear some exciting news about The Everspring, a sequel to The Gatewatch, and an anthology connected to Althingi! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuagillingham/althingi-a-viking-game-of-strength-and-influence   http://www.facebook.com/LittleHammerBoardGames/   http://www.joshuagillingham.ca   http://www.crowsnestbooks.com/product/the-gatewatch/   https://outlandentertainment.com   sagathingpodcast.wordpress.com   https://sagadb.org   Music Provided By Belén Prado: Enchanted Flute – Mellow Solitude https://enchantedflute.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-into-nature http://www.theenchantedflute.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYgCAFiqg9Z2UD6a6tjw5g
  1. Althingi with Joshua Gillingham
  2. A Gathering of Skalds with Woody Pather
  3. A Gathering of Skalds with Madeleine F. White
  4. A Gathering of Skalds with Jeff Wolfe
  5. The Glaistig of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

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!

Althingi with Joshua Gillingham The Myth Legend & Lore Podcast

Today I welcome our good friend, author Joshua Gillingham to the podcast! Althingi – A Viking Game of Strength and Influence is the brand-new card game developed by Joshua, we also hear some exciting news about The Everspring, a sequel to The Gatewatch, and an anthology connected to Althingi! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuagillingham/althingi-a-viking-game-of-strength-and-influence   http://www.facebook.com/LittleHammerBoardGames/   http://www.joshuagillingham.ca   http://www.crowsnestbooks.com/product/the-gatewatch/   https://outlandentertainment.com   sagathingpodcast.wordpress.com   https://sagadb.org   Music Provided By Belén Prado: Enchanted Flute – Mellow Solitude https://enchantedflute.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-into-nature http://www.theenchantedflute.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIYgCAFiqg9Z2UD6a6tjw5g
  1. Althingi with Joshua Gillingham
  2. A Gathering of Skalds with Woody Pather
  3. A Gathering of Skalds with Madeleine F. White
  4. A Gathering of Skalds with Jeff Wolfe
  5. The Glaistig of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

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

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EPISODE 4: Saga of the Greenlanders

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