dragon slayer

Book Club | February: Beowulf

"The bold man, proud prince of the Weders, answered him, spoke a word in reply, stern under his helmet: 'We are Hygelac's table-companions; Beowulf is my name. I wish to tell my errand to the son of Healfdene, the famous prince, thy lord, if he will grant that we may greet him who is so gracious.' Wulfgar spoke—he was a man of the Wendels; his courage, his bravery and his… Read more

Armenian Song Culture—Vahagn

The Birth of Vahagn is one of the songs Moses of Khoren mentions in his book. Prof. Nagy touched upon this song in Hour 21 of The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Vahagn is known as the fire-god, god of war and courage. His epithet ,vishapakagh,'dragon slayer', along with the fire element remind us of Hercules. Read more