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16 07, 2017

Penthesileia and Achilles – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T10:11:12-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Achilles and Penthesileia, on an Athenian vase painted by Exekias Penthesileia (pen-tha-sill-AY-ah) was the Queen of the Amazons, in Greek mythology. The Amazons were a group of warriors who were all women and girls. Penthesileia's story happens a little before the time of the Trojan War, in the Late Bronze Age. So Penthesileia and the Amazons lived to [...]

27 06, 2017

Kriemhild’s Revenge – More Niebelungenleid

By |2017-06-27T17:01:48-07:00June 27th, 2017|Literature, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Kriemhild goes to marry Etzel of the Huns (1400s AD) Part II: Kriemhild's Revenge Well, naturally that wasn't the end of the story. A woman like Kriemhild wasn't just going to sit there, after Hagen killed her husband. After some time, King Etzel of the Huns (Attila the Hun) came and proposed marriage [...]

27 06, 2017

Hildebrandsleid – a tragic story

By |2019-08-14T10:10:59-07:00June 27th, 2017|Literature, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Pictish battle (Aberlemno, Scotland, ca. 700 AD) (not really the Hildebrandsleid) Who wrote this story? The story of Hildebrand is one of the earliest stories written in German. Nobody knows who wrote this story or exactly when, but we think somebody must have written this version about 700 AD. Early Middle Ages Medieval [...]