In this episode, archaeologist Aksel Klausen takes us deeper into the dark woods of Germania Libera, where we take a brief glance at Germanic, Hunnic, and Roman identity, and how the Post-Roman Germanic kingdoms began to look through the rubble of the empire to legitimize themselves, while other leaders looked to the gods.
On the way, we also find the time to consider Germanic animal ornament as an expression of surrealist art, asemic writing, and runes and writing in a non-written, storytelling culture.
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Speaking of barbarians; have you seen my Old Norse dub of Conan the Barbarian yet? DO IT NOW.