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Viking Age Podcast

Sharing the History of The Viking Age, one podcast at a time. We are covering the History of Scandinavia during the Viking Age. We're exploring Raiding, Trading and Settlement of Scandinavians abroad as well as the culture and society of the Norse homelands. Join us to learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the people, for better or worse, history knows as the Vikings.
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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

In this episode, we return to the life and legend of Gunnhild konungam├│├░ir, exploring her time in exile in Denmark and her son's eventual return to power in Norway. We then turn our attention to the broader topic of women, power and magic in the Sagas.

Along the way we discuss goat-illusions, magical yarn and cat-skin gloves as we explore several fantastic tales of magically-inclined Saga women.

For more information and a full list of sources, check out our website: https://vikingagepodcast.com/i-lay-this-curse

Check out our collaboration on the Going Viking Podcast: https://going-viking.com/2019/04/02/who-was-crowned-the-ultimate-viking-in-march-madness/

Noah Tetzner's excellent new The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide: https://www.amazon.com/Poetic-Edda-Study-Guide-ebook/dp/B07N7NMJPB/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=poetic+edda+a+study+guide&qid=1554758088&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

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