Encountering King Arthur and Beowulf in Second Life

I went through the Beowulf section – clearly, a lot of work has gone into this! I was able to answer most of the questions from the chests without going through the whole thing, but that’s likely because I’ve taught Beowulf several times. 🙂 There seemed to be more on Beowulf than on King Arthur, but I didn’t have time to explore everything fully.
There is also a side quest that you can do (follow the genie lamps). There are links to follow and I encourage you to read both Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Have fun!

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In June I wrote about the non-profit Literature Alive! project operated by Desideria Stockton and Royce Sommer, and their Canterbury Tales Virtual Pilgrimage. They now have a new literary adventure for people to enjoy.

Beowulf and King Arthur is hosted on the Lingnan Drama Island by Brant (MrK Kas). The title itself pretty much explains what the installation is about: an exploration of the legends and times of Beowulf and King Arthur. And if this sounds an odd combination when one considers Beowulf is an Old English epic set in Scandinavia while King Arthur really came to literary prominence as a romantic figure in the 11th and 12th centuries, keep in mind both are firmly rooted in Anglo-Saxon times, and thus the pairing is apt.

As with Canterbury, Beowulf and Arthur is an interactive investigation of both legends, this one set within a huge…

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