Examines the structure of the 12 chapters of Grendel as following the pattern of the zodiac and its signs. Notes the conflict between Grendel’s nihilistic and chaotic view of the universe with the belief in mythic order by Beowulf and the Scyldings.
"The Cycle of the Zodiac in John Gardener's Grendel,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 18
, Article 9.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol18/iss4/9
Copyright held by Artist
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021