Universal History: Secular Superheroes before Cancel Culture | Richard Rohlin
In this episode of the Universal History series, Richard Rohlin and I discuss the tradition of the Nine Worthies. We’ve been talking a lot about sacred history and how these religious patterns manifested themselves in terms of how people understood their own identities. But now we move to a more secular Western Europe, where even here there was still a desire people had to connect their own society, through memory and celebration, to different characters in the past. The Nine Worthies personify the ideals of chivalry, as established in the Middle Ages.
01:15 Tolkien conference
02:58 Final notes on the Ethiopia series
08:32 The number nine
10:55 Commemoration: the connective tissue of societies
14:46 Chivalry & the origin of the Nine Worthies
18:05 Who are the Nine Worthies?
18:53 Why are we talking about this?
23:37 Sources & history
26:29 When the tradition started
28:50 Hector of Troy
36:49 Alexander the Great
44:02 Julius Caesar
52:11 King David & Judas Maccabeus
57:55 King Arthur
01:08:04 Godfrey of Bouillon
01:12:15 In contrast with cancel culture
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-Amon Sûl podcast, co-hosted by Richard Rohlin: https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts…
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-THE SYMBOLIC WORLD: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com
-LANGUAGE OF CREATION (by Matthieu Pageau): https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creat…
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