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Laura Gibbs

Week 9 Myth-Folklore Curation

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Last week, I did a special OU Twitter curation post (WLT, FJJMA, Writing Center), but this week I am back with favorite items from Myth-Folklore

THE ILIAD. This video documents a reading of The Iliad featuring 66 performers declaiming the whole Iliad (18,225 lines of poetry) on August 14 — and the entire performance is available on video too! See the Open Culture post for all the links: The Iliad in a Marathon Event

The Making of The Iliad | Almeida Greeks | Almeida Theatre, London from Almeida Theatre on Vimeo.

 

ODIN. At Google+ Norse Mythology shared this gorgeous stained glass window showing Odin and his two ravens; the artist is Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

 

FAIRY CENSUS. As this article by Jess Zimmerman in Atlas Obscura explains: The First Global Fairy Census Wants to heart about Your Close Encounters. The Fairy Investigation Society, which dates back to 1927, is collecting people's experiences via this fairy census.

Illustration from "Elves and Fairies," 1916.