Lauren is the co-host and creator of the Heathen History Podcast.
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! On August 15, Lauren and Ben were joined by Esteban Sevilla of Asociación Ásatrú Yggdrasil de Costa Rica to discuss how Heathenry has grown in Costa Rica since the founding of his group in 2010. What are the challenges of being Heathen in a country where there is still an official religion that is deeply entrenched into not just society, but also the legal framework? Esteban talks about his journey from a metal head to a leader in this very special episode.   Facebook Website Patreon Sources: Clare, V. (2011). Jord’s Folk: Costa Rican Asatru. Idunna: A Journalof Northern Tradition, 87, 30-32. Clare, V. (2012). Jörð’s Folk: Costa Rica Winternights: Part 1 – Winternights Workshop and Sedhr. Idunna: A Journal of Northern Tradition, 94, 30-33. Clare, V. (2020). Jord’s Folk: Costa Rica Revistited. Idunna: A Journal of Northern Tradition, 91, 25-26. Franco, J. (2018, August 20). Pagans Step Out of the Shadows in Sunny Costa Rica. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from OZY: https://www.ozy.com/the-new-and-the-next/pagans-step-out-of-the-shadows-in-sunny-costa-rica/88620/ Heather, G. (2015, January 4). Finding Kindred Spirits in Costa Rica. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from The Wild Hunt: https://wildhunt.org/2015/01/finding-kindred-spirits-in-costa-rica.html
The audio is wonky, and for that we apologize. Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Christopher Columbus was not a good dude, but his “discovery” of America gave millions of Italian and Catholic Americans a homemaking myth to call their own. However, this wasn’t without controversy. The backlash to Columbus lead to a push for recognition of Leif Erickson as the “true discoverer of America,” and a rash of fake runestones that plagued America. Heathen History is a deep dive into the history of the modern Germanic pagan movement. Each episode, Lauren and Ben take you on a journey through the good, bad, and downright bizarre moments that have shaped the modern Heathen movement. Facebook Website Patreon   Sources: Brown, Marie A. (Mrs. John B. Shipley). The Icelandic Discoverers of America, or, Honor to whom Honor is Due. New York: John B. Alden, 1891. Cullum, Dick. “Cullum’s Column: ‘Minnesota’ is Designation of Pro Grid Team.” Minneapolis Morning Tribune, August 6, 1960, p. 21. Goodrich, Aaron. A History of the Character and Achievements of the So-Called Christopher Columbus. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1874. Krueger, David M. Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Tompsen, Lyle. “An Archaeologist Looks at the Oklahoma Runestones ESOP 29, 2011: 5-43 | Lyle Tompsen”. Academia.edu Wyckoff, Don G, “No Stones Unturned:Differing Views of Oklahoma’s Runestones” in Popular Archaeology, 2:16-31, no 12, 1973, reprinted in Ancient Man: A Handbook of Puzzling Artifacts, compiled by William R. Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1978, ISBN 0-915554-03-8
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Starting in the 1840’s, Viking Mania swept America. Did Leif Erikson really discover Massachusetts? Was a Phonecian Sailor found in New Engalnd? Why did Henry Longfellow decide Native Americans sang the same cadence as Finnish folk songs? And most importantly, what does this all have to do with baking powder? Heathen History is a deep dive into the history of the modern Germanic pagan movement. Each episode, Lauren and Ben take you on a journey through the good, bad, and downright bizarre moments that have shaped the modern Heathen movement. Facebook Website Patreon Civitello, Linda. Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized America. University of Illinois Press, 2017. Hauer, Stanley R. “Thomas Jefferson and the Anglo-Saxon Language.” PMLA vol. 98, no. 5 (1983), pp. 879-898. Jackson, Charles L. “Eben Norton Horsford.” Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 28 (1892–3), pp. 340-346. Krueger, David M. Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. New York: The Modern Library, 1960. Lowell, James Russell. The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell. Boston nd New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1896.  Rafn, Carl Christian. Supplement to the Antiquitates Americanae. Copenhagen: Royal Society of Northern Antiquities, 1841. Sigríður Sunna Ebenesersdóttir, Ásgeir Sigurðsson, Federico Sánchez‐Quinto, Carles Lalueza‐Fox, Kári Stefánsson, and Agnar Helgason. “A New Subclade of mtDNA Haplogroup C1 Found in Icelanders: Evidence of Pre‐Columbian Contact? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 144, no. 1 (2010), pp. 92-99. Wallace, Birgitta Linderoth. “The Viking Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows.” William W. Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Pp. 208-224. —. “An Archaeologist’s Interpretation of the Vinland Sagas.” William W. Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Pp. 225-231. Wallace, Birgitta Linderoth and William W. Fitzhugh. “Stumbles and Pitfalls in the Search for Viking America.” William W. Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Pp. 376-384.
Buy Ben’s new book Our Troth: Heathen History today! Starting in the 1840’s, Viking Mania swept America. Did Leif Erikson really discover Massachusetts? Was a Phonecian Sailor found in New Engalnd? Why did Henry Longfellow decide Native Americans sang the same cadence as Finnish folk songs? And most importantly, what does this all have to do with baking powder? Heathen History is a deep dive into the history of the modern Germanic pagan movement. Each episode, Lauren and Ben take you on a journey through the good, bad, and downright bizarre moments that have shaped the modern Heathen movement. Facebook Website Patreon Civitello, Linda. Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized America. University of Illinois Press, 2017. Hauer, Stanley R. “Thomas Jefferson and the Anglo-Saxon Language.” PMLA vol. 98, no. 5 (1983), pp. 879-898. Jackson, Charles L. “Eben Norton Horsford.” Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 28 (1892–3), pp. 340-346. Krueger, David M. Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. New York: The Modern Library, 1960. Lowell, James Russell. The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell. Boston nd New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1896.  Rafn, Carl Christian. Supplement to the Antiquitates Americanae. Copenhagen: Royal Society of Northern Antiquities, 1841. Sigríður Sunna Ebenesersdóttir, Ásgeir Sigurðsson, Federico Sánchez‐Quinto, Carles Lalueza‐Fox, Kári Stefánsson, and Agnar Helgason. “A New Subclade of mtDNA Haplogroup C1 Found in Icelanders: Evidence of Pre‐Columbian Contact? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 144, no. 1 (2010), pp. 92-99. Wallace, Birgitta Linderoth. “The Viking Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows.” William W. Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Pp. 208-224. —. “An Archaeologist’s Interpretation of the Vinland Sagas.” William W. Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Pp. 225-231. Wallace, Birgitta Linderoth and William W. Fitzhugh. “Stumbles and Pitfalls in the Search for Viking America.” William W. Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Ward, eds. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. Pp. 376-384.
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