Beowulf and Grendel

Beowulf and Grendel

An ancient tale of monsters and men! If you can push through text, it’s a wonderful story. I highly recommend the translation by Seamus Heaney. Grendel is one of three antagonists (along with Grendel’s mother and the dragon) in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem...
Here be Dragons

Here be Dragons

Ever see an ancient map with a dragon-like monster drawn way out at sea? “Here be dragons” means dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons, sea monsters and other mythological creatures on...
Werewolf

Werewolf

When the moon is full, I get all itchy. I thought it was my laundry detergent. Turns out to be something more… A werewolf (from Old English: wer, “man”), man-wolf, or lycanthrope (Greek: λυκάνθρωπος, lykánthropos: λύκος, lykos, “wolf”,...
Monsters In Legend

Monsters In Legend

Here’s a crossword puzzle for all you monster lovers! It takes some of the famous monsters in legend and movies and throws them in one big pot. How good are you at solving a tough crossword puzzle all boiled and cooked with the mysterious creatures from around...