<br /><br />I am oddly reminded of the father in "My BIg Fat Greek Wedding". <br />Father: Give me any word in English and I will show you it comes from Greek<br />Daughter's friend: How about "kimono"?over 50% of our dictionary has words of Romantic origin! fascinating...<br />
<br /><br />No, you didn't. I mean it. <br />The first part of the movie(and the book) is based on the report of real Ibn Fahdlan on the customs of the Rus tribe. and then look closely what the northmen's leader Bulywif(spells very like Beowulf) does. Sets sail with his warriors to help their far kinsmen in Wendol(Grendel in Beowulf)'s attack. Fights wendol, and follows to its cave and kills its mother, later dies in the fight with "fire-worm"(dragon, or riders with torches in reality).<br /><br />Criton also says it is a re-interpretation of Beowulf in a manner that if the saga was based on real event, the real story might have followed.<br /><br />The idol of Wendols's mother looks like Venus of Willendorf in the movie.It's late here and I'm sick, but did you say that The 13th Warrior was based on Beowulf, or did I misread that?
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