Pentathlon 2015: Poem

I wrote this poem in January 2015, just in time for early compositional entries for Caid’s Pentathlon 2015. The original prose story is found in the 14th century Orkneyinga Saga. I created the poem as a stanzaic fornyrðislag style. Sigurd and the Raven Banner Songs we sing of                                 Odin’s messengers Ravens black, bearers                          of the… Continue Reading Pentathlon 2015: Poem

Irish Burial — Revenants?

Lady Avicia was kind enough to send me a link to an article on a strange unearthed burial practice in 8th century Ireland.   The article led to more research, which led me to realize I had a big misconception about the Viking timeline in Ireland. I replied to Avicia that 8th century Ireland was home… Continue Reading Irish Burial — Revenants?

Documentation for “The Wolf’s Story”

This post documents my original story “The Wolf’s Story” Iceland’s medieval works comprise one of the greatest bodies of national literature. Written between the 12th and 13th centuries, the sagas and stories contain history, romance, and the supernatural – often all at once. One of the best known and skilful authors was Snorri Sturluson, who… Continue Reading Documentation for “The Wolf’s Story”