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On the Nature of Valhalla

Aside from Wikipedia, aside from that one Neil Gaiman book American Gods, and aside from the show Vikings on the History channel, I know close to nothing about Odin. The other day, however, as we were watching Nicolas Winding Refn’s movie Valhalla Rising, it occurred to my wife that perhaps the one-eyed protagonist of […]

May 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Joy of Medieval Studies

I have it on good authority that the single, most important thing a medievalist realizes is that, yes–the human beings who lived across what seem like vast oceans of time (you know–like that one anonymous dude who wrote Beowulf), actually were as smart as any of us are.  Except the dude who wrote Beowulf was smarter than […]

February 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments