"Gaed a Wyrd swa hio scel!"
“Anglo-Saxon Sagas and Songs by Christopher Webster is a modern collection in which the author weaves his own tales around existing fragments of classic Anglo-Saxon poetry like Widsith, Deor, Waldere, and the Finnsburg fragment. It was better than I thought it was going to be. The author obviously knows his Anglo-Saxon literary history; and with some of his tales (or songs) he even attempts to emulate the alliterative verse pattern found in classic Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian works such as Beowulf and The Poetic Edda. The contents are as follows:
Skald (a story based on the Finnsburg fragment
Hengest's Last Battle (an epic poem in alliterative verse, based on Layamon's Brut)
Frodo, Dragon Slayer (a story based on an adventure found in Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta D” read more