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Idunna #75 By The Troth
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Issue 75 of IDUNNA, from the spring of 2008, focuses on the hero Beowulf. Steve Pollington discusses the historical background of the poem Beowulf. Ben Waggoner writes on the religious background of... More > the poem, Karen Emanuelson discusses depictions of Grendel's mother, while Jennifer Culver discusses what makes the poem great, and Victoria Clare writes about the traditional drums of the Saami. And there's lots more: book reviews, music reviews, herb-lore, our regular columns, and a children's section!< Less
Beowulf By M. I. Ebbutt M. A.
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Beowulf by M.I. Ebbutt M.A. with Illustrations by J.H.F. Bacon A.R.A. Beowulf is the conventional title of an Old English heroic epic poem commonly cited as one of the most important works of... More > Anglo-Saxon literature. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the help of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (in Heorot) has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus, a burial mound, in Geatland.< Less
Beowulf Is Boring By Sean Munger
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This is not your English teacher's Beowulf. This is Beowulf with sex. Fire. Boobs. Battle scenes. Explosions. Human sacrifice. Ninjas. Hot chicks. Stuff blowing up. Cannibalism. Drinking. Did we... More > mention boobs? Oh, there's still the requisite crap with Grendel, his mother, the dragon and ancient Anglo-Saxon legends. But this is Beowulf the way it should have been from the beginning. Which is to say, not boring. You have our word on that. Because if it is boring, the author and 32 totally innocent people will burn in Hell for the rest of eternity, and the Devil is waiting to take their souls. And maybe yours too. Don't say you weren't warned!< Less
Beowulf Is Boring By Sean Munger
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This is not your English teacher's Beowulf. This is Beowulf with sex. Fire. Boobs. Battle scenes. Explosions. Human sacrifice. Ninjas. Hot chicks. Stuff blowing up. Cannibalism. Drinking. Did we... More > mention boobs? Oh, there's still the requisite crap with Grendel, his mother, the dragon and ancient Anglo-Saxon legends. But this is Beowulf the way it should have been from the beginning. Which is to say, not boring. You have our word on that. Because if it is boring, the author and 32 totally innocent people will burn in Hell for the rest of eternity, and the Devil is waiting to take their souls. And maybe yours too. Don't say you weren't warned!< Less
Who's Afraid of the Slenderman? By Joseph Sale
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“They say that he is beyond time. That he has appeared in previous ages as the reaper, that you can see him in the shadows of paintings, that you can read him in the lines of poetry throughout... More > the ages, that he is the dark man in Poe’s ‘Masque of the Red Death’, that he came to people of the Dark Ages and they called him Grendel, and he came to every age clad in the attire of noblemen of the time, and that he is always there: an unwelcome shadow, a faceless haunting, a slender man.” Everyone seems to be afraid of ‘The Slenderman’ apart from Private Investigator Joe Slater, who doesn’t believe in him. But when the case of a client employs him to find the murderer of her husband, he is thrown into the dark maelstrom surrounding this figure. Not sure whether he is hunting, or being haunted by his enemy, Slater must answer the question no other mind has been able to. The question of why...< Less
Who's Afraid of the Slenderman? By Joseph Sale
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“They say that he is beyond time. That he has appeared in previous ages as the reaper, that you can see him in the shadows of paintings, that you can read him in the lines of poetry throughout... More > the ages, that he is the dark man in Poe’s ‘Masque of the Red Death’, that he came to people of the Dark Ages and they called him Grendel, and he came to every age clad in the attire of noblemen of the time, and that he is always there: an unwelcome shadow, a faceless haunting, a slender man.” Everyone seems to be afraid of ‘The Slenderman’ apart from Private Investigator Joe Slater, who doesn’t believe in him. But when the case of a client employs him to find the murderer of her husband, he is thrown into the dark maelstrom surrounding this figure. Not sure whether he is hunting, or being haunted by his enemy, Slater must answer the question no other mind has been able to. The question of why…< Less
Beowulf: A Verse Translation With Young Readers In Mind By Joshua Gray & Sean Yates
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(Softcover) This adaptation of the Beowulf epic, written for a younger audience, preserves the Anglo-Saxon verse feel of the original text. Illustrations by Sean Yates enhance the reader's... More > experience. "Joshua Gray’s poetic re-telling of the Beowulf epic as a tale for children gets to the essence of the action with a use of modern English which is accessible and clear for young minds, listening while busily building their own image-worlds… I have the sense that this new text may well encourage very young listeners, years later (after their bedtime stories are a distant memory), to recall this tale with pleasure and to discover a vibrant curiosity to know more about the doings of Hrothgar, Grendel and Beowulf." -- Benjamin Bagby, Performer of Beowulf "Gray captures both the fearsomeness of the poem’s monsters and the artful alliteration of its Anglo-Saxon origins...Hook the kids with this version, and hope that they will return to the longer poem in later years." -- Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University< Less
Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation With Young Readers In Mind By Joshua Gray & Sean Yates
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(Hardcover) This adaptation of the Beowulf epic, written for a younger audience, preserves the Anglo-Saxon verse feel of the original text. Illustrations by Sean Yates enhance the reader's... More > experience. "Joshua Gray’s poetic re-telling of the Beowulf epic as a tale for children gets to the essence of the action with a use of modern English which is accessible and clear for young minds, listening while busily building their own image-worlds… I have the sense that this new text may well encourage very young listeners, years later (after their bedtime stories are a distant memory), to recall this tale with pleasure and to discover a vibrant curiosity to know more about the doings of Hrothgar, Grendel and Beowulf." -- Benjamin Bagby, Performer of Beowulf "Gray captures both the fearsomeness of the poem’s monsters and the artful alliteration of its Anglo-Saxon origins...Hook the kids with this version, and hope that they will return to the longer poem in later years." -- Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University< Less
Wizard Academies I — A Gathering of Enchantment By Edited by Alan Lance Andersen
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BE TRUE to your Academy -- Your Wizard’s Academy !! There are great universities of magick with hundreds of student wizards, small private schools with just a few juvenile mages, haunted... More > academies, and even special institutions for young wizards in trouble. Wizard Academies I — A Gathering of Enchantment is a collection of stories about magickally-gifted youngsters training to be the Wizards of Tomorrow. Their problems are perhaps a bit unique: * Where do they send students who get expelled from a wizard academy? * Why is Grendel stalking the halls of my school? * How do you muck out the monster cages in the school zoo? THE ANSWERS to these questions are found in this delightful assortment of wizardling adventures. See what happens when kids, schools, monsters, and a few scoundrels and rascals are brought together in this first book in a new anthology series of magickal fiction featuring Wizard Academies.< Less
Wizard Academies I — A Gathering of Enchantment By Edited by Alan Lance Andersen
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BE TRUE to your Academy -- Your Wizard’s Academy !! There are great universities of magick with hundreds of student wizards, small private schools with just a few juvenile mages, haunted... More > academies, and even special institutions for young wizards in trouble. Wizard Academies I — A Gathering of Enchantment is a collection of stories about magickally-gifted youngsters training to be the Wizards of Tomorrow. Their problems are perhaps a bit unique: * Where do they send students who get expelled from a wizard academy? * Why is Grendel stalking the halls of my school? * How do you muck out the monster cages in the school zoo? THE ANSWERS to these questions are found in this delightful assortment of wizardling adventures. See what happens when kids, schools, monsters, and a few scoundrels and rascals are brought together in this first book in a new anthology series of magickal fiction featuring Wizard Academies.< Less