Saga Thing
Saga Thing
Oct 18, 2020
Episode 31c - The Saga of Bard the God of Snowfell (Chapters 17-22)
1 hr 22 min

In the thrilling conclusion to Bard's Saga, Gest makes his way to the court of King Olaf Tryggvason in Norway. Despite the king's best efforts to convert his Icelandic guest, the son of Bard is reluctant to abandon the old gods. Gest's faith will be tested when he accepts a mission to break into the burial mound of an old Viking called Raknar in Greenland. Along the way, he'll encounter Odin, argue with a priest, battle against 500 undead oarsmen, and wrestle with Raknar himself. Does Gest have what it takes to defeat the devilish draugr? Will the old gods provide the strength he needs to claim the treasure? Or will Gest discover the true power of the Christian god? Find out on this exciting episode of Saga Thing!

Thanks again to Bryan Foust for illustrating Bard's Saga for us. Check out his work on Instagram where he is skarphedin_illustrator.

Music Credits

Intro Music - "Prelude and Action" by Kevin MacLeodLink:

Review Music - "The Royal Vagabond Medley" by Jocker's Dance Orchestra

Outro Music - "Stormfront" by Kevin MacLeodLink:

The Engineered Network
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Northern Myths Podcast
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43 min
History of the Second World War
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Wesley Livesay
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23 min
Our Fake History
Our Fake History
ourfakehistory / Entertainment One (eOne)
Episode #121- What is Ghost River?
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1 hr 21 min
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