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Thoughts on Beowulf

Yeah, you read that right. You’re looking at the blog of someone who has actually read Beowulf. Swag swag.

Hello world. Brimming with thoughts tonight as usual. 1,368 more words

Life

Slaying Monsters: How Our Notions of Heroes Have Changed - Beowulf

Above: Grendel

“He seized one sleeping man, ‘biting the bone-joints, drinking blood from veins, great gobbets gorging down. Quickly he took all of that lifeless thing to be his food, even feet and hands.'” 210 more words

Literature

Reflections on Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics by J.R.R. Tolkien

Some weeks ago, I posted a reflection for Literary Flashback on Tolkien’s essay On Fairy Stories. Today’s reflection on Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics… 791 more words

Poetry

Getting some inspiration...

I will write about it more soon, but right now Beowulf is providing some thought for heoruweallande…

Poetry

Getting some inspiration...

I will write about it more soon, but right now Beowulf is providing some thought for heoruweallande…

Poetry

Unferth blasts boasts, and I wonder about boats (ll.506-519)

Translation

hilde-gicel

hilde-gicel, m.n: battle-icicle? It’s only in Beowulf, describing the sword when it melts from the Grendel-kin’s blood.

Old English