Thanks to all of you who sent e-mails with kind words about “Clash of the Gods”: I am pleased you found it informative and engaging. I have still only seen bits and pieces of the three episodes I was in (Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings and Thor) but I should have the DVDs with the complete episodes soon! Meanwhile, here are a couple of pictures and links:
A new series on world mythologies has been airing in the USA History Channel since late August 2009. The series started with Classical Greek Myths (Zeus, Medusa, Hercules, and others) and the next few episodes are now going to focus on myths and legends from Northern Europe: Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and the invented mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien. I contributed in these three episodes, the first of which is scheduled to air next Monday. The filming took place last spring and I haven’t seen any of the finished episodes, so I am very excited! Here is the schedule for those of you in the USA:
- 28 September 2009: Beowulf
- 5 October 2009: The Mythology of The Lord of the Rings
- 12 October 2009: Thor
All episodes should be available to watch online (only for USA residents) on the History Channel website as soon as they have aired. Also, preview videos are regularly posted on the History Channel facebook page (available worldwide).