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Beowulf

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on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of Beowulf

Beowulf
The Line of Kings Mead-Hall King Hrothgar of Denmark, a descendant of the great king Shield Sheafson, enjoys a prosperous and successful reign. He builds a great mead-hall, called Heorot, where his warriors can gather to drink, receive gifts from their lord, and listen to stories sung by the scops, or bards Grendel is a horrible demon who lives in the swamplands of Hrothgar’s kingdom Once Grendel arrives to fight Beowulf, he is terrified of Beowulf, fighting unarmed. In the end, Beowulf defeats Grendel, and the victory of the defeat, Grendels arm, is proudly hung up in the Mead-Hall. "So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by
and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness."
Sheafson his son, Beow his son Halfdane Hrothgar then stepped forward also called Heorot At this time, Beowulf, nephew of the Geatish king Hygelac, is the greatest hero in the world. He lives in Geatland, a realm not far from Denmark, in what is now southern Sweden. When Beowulf hears tales of the destruction wrought by Grendel, he decides to travel to the land of the Danes and help Hrothgar defeat the demon
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