Mystic Britain: The monster of Maeshowe

Press/Media: Research

Description

The Maeshowe runes in Northern Scotland have been a great mystery for many millennia. To the Neolithic people, the ancient monument was a burial chamber. To the Vikings, it was the home of vast treasures. And to Victorians, it was the lair of Hogboon, a powerful ancestral Norse spirit. Join Clive and Mary-Ann as they travel through 5,000 years of myth and history to uncover the true story of Maeshowe. It's a journey that will bring them into a world of legendary monsters, Christmas zombies, and sounds that drove hardened warriors insane.

Period16 Jun 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleMystic Britain
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSmithsonian Channel
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1 hour
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/06/20
    DescriptionOver Britain's tens of thousands of years of civilization, its history has played host to a series of strange and mysterious rituals, events, and cultures. British talk show host Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota travel across the U.K. to explore the sacred sites and supernatural beliefs of the ancient Britons. By examining their mystic places and practices, they hope to unlock the secrets of their ancestors and better understand the worlds in which they lived. Episode: The Monster of Maeshowe. The Maeshowe runes in Northern Scotland have been a great mystery for many millennia. To the Neolithic people, the ancient monument was a burial chamber. To the Vikings, it was the home of vast treasures. And to Victorians, it was the lair of Hogboon, a powerful ancestral Norse spirit. Join Clive and Mary-Ann as they travel through 5,000 years of myth and history to uncover the true story of Maeshowe. It's a journey that will bring them into a world of legendary monsters, Christmas zombies, and sounds that drove hardened warriors insane. Smithsonian Channel
    Producer/AuthorClive Anderson, Dan Chambers, Andra Heritage, Blinkfilms
    URLhttps://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/mystic-britain/the-monster-of-maeshowe/1005751/3482681
    PersonsRagnhild Ljosland

Keywords

  • Norse
  • Maeshowe
  • Orkneyinga Saga
  • Folklore
  • Runes