Natures of Odin, Preparing for Ragnarök and the Optimism of Poetic Edda | Norse Mythology Part Three | The Cave of Apelles

Jan-Ove Tuv sits down with Sturla Ellingvåg to dive deep into Norse mythology.
Ellingvåg is the historian behind the YouTube-channel Viking Stories .
He is associated with the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and is convinced that history has to be studied in a broader context than current fashion allows.

Part one:
Part two:

We have previously released an interview with Ellingvåg on this channel:

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Chapter markers:
00:00 Bridges, wells and guardians
02:04 Shamanic journey and disentanglement
08:40 Wisdom literature
11:10 Struggles and Loki as hero
17:25 Gods exposed to laws of nature
20:34 Odin: ferryman or Attila the Hun?
26:58 Odin & The spear dancer
30:00 Was Odin crucified or hanged?
32:40 What the next Ragnarök will look like
42:37 The 4.2k event
43:56 Religion and more totalitarian societies
45:54 Will your work survive future regimes? Bulgakov and Solzhenitsyn
51:39 The optimism of the Poetic Edda

This episode featured Sturla Ellingvåg & Jan-Ove Tuv and was filmed and edited by Bork Nerdrum.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts’ Hope.

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"