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  1. Grendel’s Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife
    Grendel’s Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife
    Grendel’s Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife
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  2. Grendel’s Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife

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An amber bead. A gold and glass drinking horn. A ring engraved with Thor's hammer – all artifacts from a Germanic tribe that carved a space for itself through brutality and violence on a windswept land . Brimhild weaves peace and conveys culture to the kingdom, until the secret of her birth threatens to tear apart the fragile political stability. This is her story – the tale of Grendel's Mother. She is no monster as portrayed in the Old English epic, Beowulf. We learn her side of the story and that of her defamed child. We see the many passages of her life: the brine-baby who floated mysteriously to shore; the hall-queen presiding over the triumphant building of the golden hall Heorot and victim of sexual and political betrayal; the exiled mere-wife, who ekes out a marginal life by an uncanny bog as a healer and contends with the menacing Beowulf; and the seer, who prophesizes what will occur to her adopted people. We learn how the invasion by brutal men is not a fairy tale, but a disaster doomed to cycle relentlessly through human history. Only the surviving women can sing poignant laments, preserve a glittering culture, and provide hope for the future.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Susan Signe Morrison
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781785350092
ISBN
1785350099
Label
Top Hat Books
Manufacturer
Top Hat Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
237
PublicationDate
2015-09-25
Publisher
Top Hat Books
Studio
Top Hat Books
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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