Ravin’ Girls Special Episode: Henrietta Holidays

Ravin’ Girls Special Episode: Henrietta Holidays

Episode Summary:

Welcome to our Holiday Special Episode, where we talk about the Raven Cycle prequel holiday short stories!

 

We cover the two Raven Cycle holiday short stories, both set before the beginning of The Raven Boys, that focus on 300 Fox Way and Monmouth Manufacturing–and basically every tradition we could possibly glean as being referenced.

 

After approx. timestamp 31:51–depending on your player– we talk about our own personal holiday traditions, both growing up and how we celebrate now. Find out what scent reminds Shannon of Christmas! (Hint: it’s not pine trees or peppermint.) Find out what Nievita’s favorite Christmas Special is! (Hint: it does involve raisins.) And stick around until the end for a special Holiday Thank You to all of our listeners.

 

DEEP DIVE: Basically every single holiday tradition we could find in the short stories

 

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Next Episodes:

We will have a short hiatus the first week of January, and return with Episode 6 on 1/18/18!

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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

 

Baltic and Nordic Traditions:

 

Kwanzaa flag/colors:

Nievita’s note: I erroneously stated that Kwanzaa was founded in the 70’s. Further research has said Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga. Also interesting to note that the number 7 is held in high regard in the celebration of Kwanzaa.

 

Milk on tree roots (possibly):

 

Wassailing:

 

Mari Lwyd (Mary Loyd) (Grey Mare):

 

Skin drum/fiddle:

 

Mummers:

 

Poem–“To Drive the Cold Winter Away”:

 

Our personal holiday traditions:

 

**MAGGIEWATCH**

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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Tags:
special episode, holiday episode, holiday, christmas, raven cycle short stories, ravin’ girls, ravin’ girls holiday special episode, raven cycle podcast, ya lit, literary analysis, trc, the raven cycle, the raven boys, the dream thieves, blue lily lily blue, the raven king, maggie stiefvater

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Episode 5: Foxy Ladies

Ravin’ Girls Ep.5: Foxy Ladies

Episode Summary:
Welcome to Episode 5, where we cover Chapter 15 of The Raven Boys!

We Talk Tarot (a LOT of tarot) with the chapter that brings the Gangsey and 300 Fox Way together for the first time. Nievita thinks 300 Fox Way is named after a particular spooky trio, Shannon drops some Harry Potter references– and will we ever discover the answer to the BIGGEST MYSTERY in the Raven Cycle? All this and (oh my gosh so much) more!

DEEP DIVE: Tarot history and card meaning

Subscribe at: https://ravingirls.podiant.co or wherever you get your podcasts, and please comment, rate, or review!

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Next Episodes:
SPECIAL HOLIDAY EPISODE — covering the Raven Cycle Holiday Short Stories on 12/21/17
We will have a short hiatus the first week of January, and return with Episode 6 on 1/18/18!

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Tumblr: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ravingirls
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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

**MAGGIEWATCH**
Scorpio Seas tarot deck and book announcement: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/post/167396170804/maggie-stiefvater-doing-some-very-rough
Link to The Raven King paperback pre-order with Opal “Page of Wands” card: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/rkopal

A Note From Nievita: Maggie made a post in late October (http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/166928751946/dear-readers-i-tried-to-make-this-brief-but-i) about why she does not often release extra content, a.k.a. short stories. Absolutely no disrespect meant to Maggie in the stinger, we just want MOOOOOORE.

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/
The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

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Tags:
episode5, ravin’ girls, raven cycle podcast, ya lit, literary analysis, trc, the raven cycle, the raven boys, the dream thieves, blue lily lily blue, the raven king, maggie stiefvater