Opportunistic Marketing

Anyone who knows me knows I'm so not above leaping onto a broad set of coattails and riding shotgun on the success of others. Which is why the success of Robert Eggers' The Northman has me swinging into action to try and grab a bit of that Viking love that's bubbling forth from movie-goers. My …

The Kaunar in Miðgarðr

Frequent readers of this blog will most assuredly already be familiar with the kaunar -- Grimnir's folk, called skrælingar by some, orcnéas by others, and orcs by the likes of JRR Tolkien.  But, all and sundry likely wish to know: where did they come from?  According to the Kaunumál (British Library, Cotton Vespasian D. VI), …