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Heroes and Mortals recently paid visit to Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery, a Viking themed venue for fine leatherwork and even finer mead and we very highly recommend a visit if you live in or are just plundering through Portland. That got us thinking of the genres of Viking-themed music (of which there are many) and […]

Everyone loves Arthurian legend and we’re well steeped in it’s lore here at Heroes and Mortals. Much of that is because we’re avid readers of Medievalists.net, one of the most popular sources for medieval lore, history, art, and content online. Author James Turner at medievalists.net just wrapped up an 8-part series titled “In Search of […]

If the internet is good for anything, it’s going down rabbit holes of the odd things people find and post online. Today’s ventures ended up at this article from ArtNet a few years ago about a piece of music in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Look closely at the poor […]

The devil’s tritone, the devil’s interval, in Latin, diabolus in musica (translated as “the Devil in Music”), or modern tritones such as “the augmented fourth” or “diminished fifth”, is a musical tone said to have been the sound of the devil himself. It consists of a specific set of three tones (a triad which consists […]

Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society has become open access! A peer-reviewed journal of the Tolkien Society that publishes articles, research notes, reviews, and artwork on subjects related to, or inspired by, the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Mallorn has been a great reference and discussion tool for Tolkien scholars for […]

There is never a shortage of fantasy or sci-fi content to watch, but we always want more and to that end, we found a short list of some of the best shows and films that will hopefully be released by the end of 2021. If you know of others, please let us know in the […]

Science fiction in books and film, specifically stories about human encounters with aliens, has been an important genre since science fiction’s golden age in the US with the founding of Astounding Magazine in the late 1930s which lead to the popularity of science fiction films in 1950s. But when did alien encounters begin showing up […]

Celebrate the holidays with stories of the season, fireplace specials, carols, and more from December 20th – 25th! Need to air your grievances?  Do it elsewhere because at Heroes and Mortals Radio, it’s about celebrating the history, myth, music, and festivities of the yule-time holiday season.  We have a special week-long block of afternoon and […]

2021 is already gearing up to be a much better year!  For fans of Tolkien’s work at least.  As reported by The Guardian, a trove of never before seen Tolkien essays, and notes have been edited, compiled, and given the blessing of the Tolkien Estate.  These look to be much different than your recycled Silmarillion […]

Halloween Soundtricks: 2020 has been scary enough, but it’s the season for more frights with our yearly Halloween Soundtricks! We start with a Mythic Weekend of Otherworldly Invaders featuring stories from H. P. Lovecraft and H. G. Wells, followed up by a week of evening programming full of haunts and horrors.


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