36: Völundarkviða - The Escape of Volund the Smith from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

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Hear how Volund is captured by the evil king Nithuth, and how he gets his revenge. We explore themes relating to society and technology, and the dangers of unconsciousness and resentment.

This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and more. If you'd like to support the show you can support us on Patreon here: Northern Myths Podcast Patreon

The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today.

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If you'd like to follow along with our reading of the Poetic Edda you can pick up the great translation of the Poetic Edda we're reading by Jackson Crawford, you can purchase it here: The Poetic Edda by Jackson Crawford

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The video that we reference by Jonathan Pageau about the symbolism of the One Ring in the Lord of the Rings can be found here: https://youtu.be/QafvZZTtNpE

We reference the book The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff. It can be found here: https://amzn.to/2Gqtdkp

If you'd like to follow along with us or learn more about the ideas we talk about on the show, we have a list of recommended books on our website. Included are our recommended copies of the Poetic Edda and the Kalevala, as well as books about archetypal narrative, comparative religion, and more: Recommended Books

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