S2 Episode 1: Loki and the Gifts of the Gods

Episode description:

The start of Season 2! Shawn and David discuss the myth of Sif’s Golden Hair and Loki’s gifts for the gods from The Prose Edda, Skaldskaparmal. Loki creates one problem after another, but it all pays off for the gods in the end. 

Shawn provides some context on sources outside of Prose Edda relating to the gifts of the gods and the dwarven smiths. David interprets potential meanings of the symbols represented in each gift given to the gods in exchange for Loki’s offense.

We provide some updates on Shawn’s travel plans and David’s new writing project Prosoche Project (www.prosocheproject.com). David is now contributing articles with the Walled Garden Philosophical Society (www.thewalledgarden.com). The Walled Garden has weekly video meet-ups talking about Philosophy, Spirituality, and Poetry as sources of Wisdom, so come check it out. https://thewalledgarden.com/the-walled-garden-philosophical-society-meetup

David will be presenting his meet-up on August 4th, 6pm EST.

A comparison of versions of Prose Edda: https://www.mimisbrunnr.info/edda-to-english

Prose Edda (Penguin Classics): https://amzn.to/3inCvzn

Prose Edda “Snora Edda” (See Anthony Faulks version from the Viking Society for Northern Research): http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology is a really good book. https://amzn.to/3nFODi9 

It’s worth getting the hardcover and @NeilHimself is just a wonderful person to follow on Twitter. 

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