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It may have sounded like I was saying it's a crap show, but I've watched five seasons of it...

And yeah, it would be cool if the corpse-paint priesthood were real.
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Benemal wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:39 pm
And yeah, it would be cool if the corpse-paint priesthood were real.
The Seer at Kattegat is my favourite character. Apparently a divinity in thin disguise, he epitomizes apolitical spirituality. No matter who rules in Kattegat, or who comes to consult the oracle, all are greeted in the same psychic space of suspended time. And although he be the very heart of heathen religion, he certainly is no bigoted pagan, like Floki. His insight into christian soul is effortless.
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Smaragd wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:36 pm
the historical facts were quite off and vast interpretative and artistic liberties were taken

A bit of a tangent along the liberties taken to the Scandi-Germanic religion & myth, if you don't mind.

I am currently watching for the first time Wagner's Ring. (Das Rheingold & Die Walküre watched in quite a lounging manner, Siegfried & Götterdämmerung yet to be watched.) Although I have known the basics & how Wagner has influenced in many ways – say – Tolkien, Jung, or the Nazis, I am flabbergasted just my tremendous the effect seems to have been. It's not always easy to point finger where the exact form endures, but the spirit really seems to linger.

I am not a fan of opera, which gives the experience of this impact even more weirdness. To see those bulky characters in costumes more often seen in kindergarten parties giving form to gigantic emotions through singing is something I haven't ever understood well. But this must have to do with my more verbally inclined imagination. Allegory preferredly painted by word or picture, rather by acting.
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Nefastos wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Smaragd wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:36 pm
the historical facts were quite off and vast interpretative and artistic liberties were taken

A bit of a tangent along the liberties taken to the Scandi-Germanic religion & myth, if you don't mind.

I am currently watching for the first time Wagner's Ring. (Das Rheingold & Die Walküre watched in quite a lounging manner, Siegfried & Götterdämmerung yet to be watched.) Although I have known the basics & how Wagner has influenced in many ways – say – Tolkien, Jung, or the Nazis, I am flabbergasted just my tremendous the effect seems to have been. It's not always easy to point finger where the exact form endures, but the spirit really seems to linger.
I agree. Interpretative ways can actually have more vital connections to things of the past. Different times need different forms for certain spirits to manifest, because the associative settings are different. I believe the unconscious takes these things automaticly in to consideration. Still, a seer using black and white make up might be such an ”archetypal” form, not to mention how culturally emphasized it is nowadays, that it might be reasonable to judge its ”authenticity”. The ”archetypal” sort of streches the aesthetic above time and culture, while the corpsepaint association crops it down to mere cultural reference bound to a small portion of cultural history.

I saw a recording of Das Rheingold this year, and am waiting the following parts of the tetralogy to come from the same director. It was surprising how central the ring theme was and how much Tolkien must have been influenced by it.
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I see Scandinavian black metal folk as modern vikings, which is a cliche. But I don't see them romantically. They're civilized barbarians, as am I. We get along. It's the archetypal that makes some aspects of the show interesting. Projecting black metal culture backwards 1200 years, would be the reverse of how I see it.
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