Tagged: Beowulf

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Here Be Dragons (And Phoenixes) – Part 2

When Albus Dumbledore recovers the vial containing the blood pact with Gellert Grindelwald, he moves closer to their eventual confrontation. The symbolism of phoenixes and dragons, drawn from a long history of beast mythology, foreshadows the movement of their story from 1927 to 1945.

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When Harry Pulled a Beowulf

Harry Potter is a lot like the heroes of old, but what about a certain hero of Old English? Dive below the surface and probe the watery depths of Anglo-Saxon epic poetry for some interesting parallels.