About The Javamal

The Javamal is a weekly short form podcast produced by Heathen Talk Network and hosted by Ben Waggoner. Ben is a well known fixture in the Heathen community as both the author of 10 books and the publications director for the Troth. In his own words…

BenI’ve been studying Old Norse (close to modern Icelandic) in my copious spare time since about 2006. Now I translate, study, annotate, and periodically publish Old Norse sagas (longish prose narratives that come in a great many “genres”). Why? It’s fun if you like that sort of thing, and someone has to do it. . . My focus has been on the fornaldarsögur or “sagas of olden time” — legendary narratives set in Scandinavia, some of which transmit very old legendary material.

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