Here is a reading I did of one of my favorite stories, “The Ghost of Glam,” from the Icelandic epic Grettissaga. I had a lot of fun recording it ^^ It’s a wonderful holiday tale full of murder, mayhem, and brave deeds. Undead monsters and heroes are the best subject of Christmas stories after all.
This translation is taken from Henry Goddard Leach’s collection A Pageant of Old Scandinavia. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful former professor of mine read this aloud; I hope I have done his fantastic reading a little bit of justice here. I hope you enjoy it, and happy holidays!!!folklore, grettissaga, iceland, literature, reading, religion, stories