Last night my husband & I watched a series on Exepdition Unknown with Josh Gates about Leif Erickson, Vikings, & Norse Mythology/Civilazation. It was very good & wound up landing kind of in my backyard. A smaller island off of Martha’s Vineyard has a stone with Leif Erickson’s name in runic letters & the date. Sort of a version of Leif Erickson was here
My recommendation for an intriguing & interesting movie is on Showtime. It may be streaming but I know I can watch it OnDemand right now too. The Green Knight . It’s a romance tale/story from the time of King Arthur by Anonymous adapted into a movie. King Arthur’s sister has a son & she is a “witch”. Within the tale is mention of Yuletide, witchcraft, pentacles , runes , bindrunes, runic writing, and rituals. The Green Knight is a Yuletide “Game”, kind of a choose wisely scenario. Whatever mark you leave upon “The Green Knight” in one year at Yule/Christmas the knight leaving the mark, must meet the Green Knight at the Green Chapel for return of the same mark or cut given to him by the sword, except he uses an axe.
You follow the nephew through how he became the one to have the challenge, his love, his journey, & results of the “game” at Christmas time. I would say to pay attention to when the words are across the screen that tells you things like:
- The Journey Out
- A Small Interlude
- The Journey Home
There are a few more, but just make sure you know what they say or later in the movie will get confusing.
Lol I had to rewind a couple of times. I thought it was good. I like those kinds of movies & such that have to do with those times & how people lived & everything. So fascinating to me, so their history, tales, & mythology also intrigue me with how they viewed paganism.