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Jul 5, 2023

There’s so many gods and goddesses in Norse mythology! But sadly not a lot of surviving stories about them. So we did a quick roundup to tell you about some of our favorite stories of the lesser known Vanir and Aesir! 


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of war, violence, death, animal attacks, dismemberment, bugs, birth and labor, genitals, 



- Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Planthropology Pod and Dr. Vikram Baliga’s TikTok!

- Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at

- Call to Action: Check out Exolore, where Dr. Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built.



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Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.