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Norse Mythology: Vafthrúdnismál in Modern English

The Vafthrúdnismál  is an Eddic poem found in the Codex Regius. The bulk of the poem consists of a dialog between Odin and the wise giant Vafthrudnir. They ask each other a series of questions to determine each other’s wisdom. Odin ends … Continue reading

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Norse Mythology: Völuspá in Modern English

Völuspá, or The Wise-Woman’s Prophecy, is an Eddic poem found at the beginning of the Codex Regius. The poem is narrated by a volva (wise-woman) who is consulted by Odin, and ends with her prophecy of Ragnarok. I ask the holy races, Heimdall’s … Continue reading

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Tales of Thor: Fishing for the Midgard Serpent

Thor did not stay at home long before he made ready for a journey, so hastily that he took neither chariot, he-goats, nor retinue with him. He went out across Midgard disguised as a young lad, and came one evening … Continue reading

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Tales of Thor: Útgarda-Loki

Öku-Thor drove forth in his chariot drawn by he-goats, and the Ás called Loki came with him. That evening, they came  to a husbandman’s, and there received a night’s lodging. When evening fell, Thor took his he-goats and slaughtered them … Continue reading

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Tales of Thor: The Birth of Sleipnir

In the first days of the gods’ dwelling in Asgard, after they had established Midgard and made Valhalla, a giant came and offered to build them a citadel in three seasons that was so great that it would be staunch … Continue reading

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Frankenstein – A New Chapter

Chapter 6 of Frankenstein in Modern English is now available. Enjoy.

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The Cask of Amontillado

By the last breath of the four winds that blow, I’ll have revenge upon Fortunato, Smile in his face, I’ll say “Come, let us go, I’ve a cask of Amontillado.” — Alan Parsons/Eric Woolfson I had borne the thousand injuries … Continue reading

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