All things Beowulf are to be celebrated!
Beginning with the original epic poem, we'll move into books, films, graphic novels, toys and other sundries inspired by Beowulf!
How can you get involved? How can you beholden such a wonderful month? Why . . . right here of course! All throughout the month of August I will post thoughts and comments on Beowulf-related materials!
Not good enough?! Okay! You are invited to blog, tweet, facebook, tumbl, or create memes. Contact me and I'll post a link to your thoughts!
Still not enough?! Fine! The Untold Podcast has a brand-new, unannounced forum on Christian Geek Central. While we wait for the network to launch, lets jump on this whole Beowulf discussion over there too! Here's the direct link.
So start reading the original poem! You can find plenty of free versions on the Kindle, Nook, or on the Web. For my money, I prefer the Seamus Heaney version.
In addition to the original poem I plan on also enjoying:
- Beowulf (1999) starring Christopher Lambert
- The 13th Warrior (1999) based on the Michael Crichton novel
- Beowulf & Grendel (2005) starring Gerard Butler
- Beowulf (2007) by Benjamin Bagby with an Anglo-Saxon harp
- Beowulf (2007) computer animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis
- Outlander (2008) a science fiction film starring James Caviezel
- Grendel (1971) Novel from Grendel's point of view by John Gardner
- Beowulf Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds
- Beowulf: Gods and Monsters comic series by Brian Augustyn
- Beowulf Graphic Novel by Stefan Petrucha
- Beowulf the Video Game (UBI Soft)
- Beowulf the Board Game
- Beowulf the Movie Board Game
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