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Signum University, an online education institution that, among other education directives, offers courses in history, mythology, language, and fantasy and science fiction literature, has opened their new adult continuing education initiative: SPACE (Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education). “Evolving educational opportunities for personal enrichment that are academically serious, but fun and low-impact”, the SPACE program […]

Via the wonderful CantApp, you can view a scan of an original manuscript of The Canterbury Tales, listen to the General Prologue in its original Middle English, and read along as the story is translated line by line to English.  We’re big fans of “old documents” and this is a wonderful presentation of the one […]

Mythic Event: Halloween Soundtricks, Friday, Oct. 29 – Halloween! Join us Halloween weekend for our annual Mythic Event: Halloween Soundtricks!  Music, audio plays, readings, and more to curl your toes with scares and screams.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 5pm Pacific and all day, haunting music to set the mood, here at Heroes and […]

Announcing a new radio show by The Elven Scholar and Heroes and Mortals Radio: Elven Awakenings – Chatting with the Elven Scholar: Discussing all things Elven. Contact the Elven Scholar during the live call-in at 442-227-2187, leave a voice mail, or email at radio@elvenscholar.org. Tune in right here on Sundays at 1pm Pacific for an hour long, […]

September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and we’re celebrating with a party of special magnificence, a day of music and audio inspired by their adventures! Bilbo threw himself quite the going away party on September 22nd and we here at Heroes and Mortals like to keep that celebration going with our […]

King Arthur is familiar to everyone who loves medieval stories and to many so are the expanded stories of individual characters within Arthurian legend. One of those characters, Sir Gawain, has been written about extensively, particularly his quest against The Green Knight in two famous 14th century poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and […]

Heroes and Mortals recently paid visit to Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery, a Viking themed venue for fine leatherwork and even finer mead and we very highly recommend a visit if you live in or are just plundering through Portland. That got us thinking of the genres of Viking-themed music (of which there are many) and […]

Everyone loves Arthurian legend and we’re well steeped in it’s lore here at Heroes and Mortals. Much of that is because we’re avid readers of Medievalists.net, one of the most popular sources for medieval lore, history, art, and content online. Author James Turner at medievalists.net just wrapped up an 8-part series titled “In Search of […]

If the internet is good for anything, it’s going down rabbit holes of the odd things people find and post online. Today’s ventures ended up at this article from ArtNet a few years ago about a piece of music in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Look closely at the poor […]

The devil’s tritone, the devil’s interval, in Latin, diabolus in musica (translated as “the Devil in Music”), or modern tritones such as “the augmented fourth” or “diminished fifth”, is a musical tone said to have been the sound of the devil himself. It consists of a specific set of three tones (a triad which consists […]


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