Mushrooms & Shamanic Wisdom, Sacred Trees and the Number Nine | Norse Mythology Pt. 2 | The Cave of Apelles

Jan-Ove Tuv sits down with Sturla Ellingvåg to dive deep into Norse mythology.
Ellingvåg is the historian behind the Viking Stories-channel on YouTube.
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:

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

Sturla Ellingvåg and Jan-Ove Tuv in the Cave of Apelles studio.

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00:00 Norse creation myths
04:33 Attacking sacred trees: Yggdrasil & Irminsul
14:23 Ragnarok – the world ending is not the end of the world
18:26 “Asia Men” & the Germanic world view
23:09 Odin’s wisdom & travels to the underworld
29:18 Wells, bridges, the number nine & Saros’ cycles
37:40 Did “Hyperboreans” teach the Greeks?
46:11 Scandinavia, Greece and tripping reindeer
49:50 Fighting and dancing to acquire wisdom
53:25 Inuit & Sami stories: helping spirits and singing
58:05 Dancing, fasting and being more dead than alive
1:05:37 Odin’s words to his dead son

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"