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Myths and Legends of Europe

A retelling of the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood and many others, for all the family.

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Chapter One: In the Beginning

In this first chapter we introduce the complicated and slightly bizarre cosmology of Norse Mythology.

15mins

24 Jan 2016

Rank #1

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Chapter Forty Six: Sir Agravain Lights the Fuse

The Queen is rescued and the truth discovered but Agravain is far from pleased. A fatal conversation with King Arthur pushes Camelot beyond the point of no return.

22mins

29 Aug 2014

Rank #2

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Chapter Two: Introducing the Gods

Time to meet the Aesir and the Vanir and find out why Odin needs an eye patch.

17mins

7 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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Chapter Forty Seven: But He Loved You... and so Did I

Agravain's indignation at Lancelot's treachery is unleashed. Unprecedented death follows as the number of Orkney Brothers is reduced from five to??? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out!

19mins

11 Sep 2014

Rank #4

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Norse Mythology: Who Were the Norse?

Welcome to the world of Norse Mythology. In this brief introduction we'll take a quick look at who the Norse actually were.

1min

10 Jan 2016

Rank #5

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Chapter Forty Two: Blood and Tears

Lancelot and his son finally get to spend a bit of quality time together, and Percival's sister donates some blood!

26mins

4 Jul 2014

Rank #6

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Chapter Twenty Six: No More Heroes

The adventures of Odysseus and Aeneas come to an end.  We see what happens when Odysseus finally arrives home and find out whether Aeneas's city ever gets built!  The age of heroes is over.

15mins

24 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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Chapter Seventeen: The Flyting of Loki

A party goes badly wrong when Loki causes trouble. Then the Trickster gets what's been coming for a long time!

15mins

4 Dec 2016

Rank #8

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Chapter One: In Which Robin Hood is only Mentioned at the End

In this first chapter we chart the journey from one myth to another. What happened in the five hundred and fifty or so years between the death of King Arthur and the arrival of Robin Hood? Listen and find out!

17mins

18 Dec 2014

Rank #9

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Chapter One: In Which Beowulf is Only Mentioned at the End

So, at last, here it is: the first chapter of the story of Beowulf.

14mins

28 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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Chapter Ten: Love and Knowledge

Thor has to rely on his wits as he challenges a visitor, and a man shows off wisdom in his attempt to win a goddess.

16mins

21 Aug 2016

Rank #11

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Chapter Twenty One: Wrath, Rage and Recklessness

Wrathful Achilles may be sitting on the sidelines sulking but the war rages on. Man mountain Ajax takes on the mighty Hector in single combat. Diomedes and Odysseus capture a Trojan spy and Agamemnon is injured in the fighting. When one particular Greek is killed, though, wrath turns to rage.

20mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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Chapter Twenty Two: The Last Trojan Hero

At last, Hector and Achilles finally meet in battle. One of them dies and the other revels in his glorious victory. Sadly, for him, the victor doesn't have much time left to enjoy it.

19mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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Chapter Sixteen: Baldur

It's back to the trials and tribulations of the Aesir as one of their number suffers an unhappy fate. Loki is, of course, involved.

15mins

20 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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Chapter Twenty Four: A Happy Homecoming... for Some

The Trojan War is over. Troy is gone, destroyed by the marauding Greek army and all of its leaders, except one, are dead. The weary Greek heroes make their various ways home. Some of them don't get the welcome they expected!

20mins

23 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Chapter Fifteen: The Sorrows of Gudrun

There's not a lot to add to the chapter title really. It is a catalogue of woes!

19mins

6 Nov 2016

Rank #16

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Chapter Eight: Thor in Utgard

Thor and Loki go on a journey.  They meet some very large people.  Lots of them!

19mins

3 Jul 2016

Rank #17

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Chapter Thirteen: The Curse of Foresight

Sigurd rides away from Fafnir's lair and meets a wise woman. He learns his destiny and is far from pleased!

18mins

2 Oct 2016

Rank #18

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Chapter Nine: Duels of Might and Mind

Thor meets his match at last but it is not his strength which fails him!

15mins

17 Jul 2016

Rank #19

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Chapter Seven: The Round Table

Arthur, fresh from his triumphs decides he needs a wife. There is only one candidate and, despite Merlin's disapproval, Arthur marries Guinevere. Oh, and as a wedding present he is given a very large round table!

15mins

20 Jun 2013

Rank #20