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Starting in the 1840’s, Viking Mania swept America. Did Leif Erikson really discover Massachusetts? Was a Phonecian Sailor found in New Engalnd? Why did Henry Longfellow decide Native Americans sang the same cadence as Finnish folk songs? And most importantly, what does this all have to do with baking powder?
Heathen History is a deep dive into the history of the modern Germanic pagan movement. Each episode, Lauren and Ben take you on a journey through the good, bad, and downright bizarre moments that have shaped the modern Heathen movement.
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