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.
Today’s Text:
  • 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.
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).