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34. Grendel's Mother (Beowulf)

34. Grendel's Mother (Beowulf)

In today's episode, we discuss Grendel's Mother from the Old English epic poem Beowulf. We discuss cycles of violence, the subjective experience of grief, and the ways in which translation matters in the way we interpret epics.

Sources:

Beowulf—Wikipedia

Grendel's Mother—Wikipedia

Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

 

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