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MDT Ep. 47: Concerning Ragnarok

Disco Yggdrasil

Disco Yggdrasil

This episode we tap into the Ragnarok zeitgeist and go back to the medieval Norse sources: Snorri Sturluson’s Gylfaginning and the apocalyptic poem Völuspá.

Today’s Texts:


  • Page, R.I. Chronicles of the Vikings: Records, Memorials and Myths. U of Toronto P, 1995.
  • Page, R.I. Norse Myths. The Legendary Past Series, U of Texas P, 1990.
  • Sequentia. Edda: Myths from Medieval Iceland. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1999.

Spotify Links: Performance of Völuspá by Sequentia:

Image: “Disco Yggdrasil,” based on a manuscript image from Árni Magnússon Institute MS AM 738 4to (Wikimedia Commons), filtered through Google’s Deep Dream.


1 Comment

  1. Merrill

    Love it! Definitely going to be listening to this one quite a few times

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