beowulf by Edward Badley from flickr

Beowulf is a story I’ve heard of before and I know a the basic premise with Grendel and his mother but I’ve never really heard about this first half. One of the things that I found funny was the wanderer’s song with I’d almost bet was actually sung at one point but was then just summarized by a storyteller that was no good at singing. It’s really interesting to have the background to this tale. I would never though a “place of honor” could be at someone’s feet. That’s typically a place of humility or shame. And of course Beowulf has to absolutely roast Unfearth. Poor guy, he never stood a change against the main character.

Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Beowulf

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