After a brief précis of Eddison’s life, the author discusses the genre of The Worm Ouroboros, basing most of his arguments on Frye’s Anatomy of Criticism. Following is an examination of the tale’s sources, most notably elements from the Norse sagas, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, and Orlando Furioso.
Slater, Ian Myles
"Selected Materials From A Study of The Worm Ouroboros,"
Mythcon Proceedings: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythpro/vol1/iss3/8
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021