Grendel’s Stepmother

I love Grendel’s Mother. I even wrote a novel from her perspective. But this short piece from The New Yorker imagines Grendel’s Stepmother. It’s silly and funny–and good to know Beowulf is still exciting people’s imaginations!

A viking figurine from Bornholm, Denmark, with the typical circular motifs found in silk fabric from Central Asia. Similar patterns were found in the graves in Sweden. Credit Annika Larsson

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