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For our 4th anniversary, we celebrate Halloween with one of the great tales of the unquiet dead from the Icelandic sagas — namely, Grettis saga and the story of Grettir’s fight with the revenant Glámr. We also recommend three good horror movies that relate to revenants and medieval themes.
The Story of Grettir the Strong. Translated by Eiríkr Magnússon and William Morris, New Ed., Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. Google Books.
Grettis saga. Edited by Valdimar Ásmundarson, 1900. Google Books.
- Grettir’s Saga. Translated by Jesse Byock. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Haslam, Garth. “Tag Vandren: The Roof Walker.” Monsters Here & There, monstersherethere.com/monster/tag-vandren-roof-walker.
Image: Google Deep Dream of a medievalized Pumpkinhead.
And you can get much more information about Grettis saga at the Saga Thing podcast (namely, episode 16, parts A-E).
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