An accurate representation of the Mead hall in Herot owned by Hrothgar. The popular "bar" at the time that Grendal hated.

This is a representation of an Anglo-Saxon mead hall, much like Hrothgar's in Beowulf. These halls were gathering places to for the Anglo-Saxons to gather, tell stories, and drink.

Beowulf - cover designed by David Laufer, 1978

Beowulf - very interesting to read this and think it's the oldest English epic in existance. Wow - the road this poem has traveled!

Carved doorposts of the medieval stave church at Hylestad, Setesdal, Norway. Sigurd the Volsung killing the dragon Fafnir. The Sigurd Portal

The Sigurd Portal - Carved doorposts of the medieval stave church at Hylestad, Setesdal, Norway. Sigurd the Volsung killing the dragon Fafnir (piercing his heart). Here, Fafnir is depicted as a serpent. Sigurd is riding his horse Grami.

Henry Justice Ford's illustration of Beowulf from the book "The Red Book of Animal Stories" 1899

babylonsidhe: Henry Justice Ford’s illustration of Beowulf from the book The Red Book of Animal Stories 1899

Helmet from Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. The hero Beowulf is never described in physical detail and remains fairly inscrutable. Since 1939, though, when the treasures buried at Sutton Hoo were unearthed, many people have been tempted to associate the poem with objects found at that site. This helmet, for some present-day readers, may be as close to the man Beowulf as one can get. (Copyright: Trustees of the British Museum, London)

Helmet from Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. Treasures buried at Sutton Hoo were unearthed (Copyright: Trustees of the British Museum, London)

Anglo Saxon :: Sutton Hoo Helmet

A reconstruction of the helmet from the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial which probably belonged to King Redwald

Gyrede hine Beowulf eorl-gewædum, nalles for ealdre mearn. (Beowulf got ready, donned his war-gear,  indifferent to death.)

Post your training updates and personal records (PR’s) to the comments. In Norse mythology warriors are selected by Valkyrie to heroically die in battle only to resurrect as warrior spirits,…

Seamus Heaney's definitive translation of Beowulf, the most beautiful of Old English poems, with border illustrations by Becca Thorne.

Seamus Heaney's definitive translation of Beowulf, the most beautiful of Old English poems, with border illustrations by Becca Thorne from the Folio Society.


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Tribes and their location. Beowulf had contact with most of these tribes.

Reading Beowulf gets tricky with all the different tribe names getting thrown around. Looking at a map with locations of respective tribes could really put things into a better perspective for students!

Lessons in Manliness from Beowulf

Lessons in Manliness From Beowulf

After Beowulf rips the arm off, everyone is so happy and they hang the arm up from the ceiling of the mead hall as a reminder for the victory they had.

Beowulf and Grendel web.jpg

Beowulf was a hero. He helped the Danish king Hrothgar by killing the monster Grendel, and later the monster's mother. Showing that he's brave enough to fight creatures and monsters.

I think its Beowulf's helmet. I believe its telling us the whole story about Beowulf in one sitting.

Although I haven't actually read through this entire helmet, it is supposed to be the entire Beowulf text condensed onto a single sheet of paper. While this isn't very useful, it is pretty cool for whoever figured it out and put it together.

The first page of Beowulf

This is a manuscript of the Beowulf epic, showing the language it was written in and the characters. The tale itself has many Anglo-Saxon cultural elements in it, and the letters in which it is written are no exception.

Grendel’s Mother Drags Beowulf to the Bottom Of The Lake

babylonsidhe: Henry Justice Ford’s illustration of Beowulf from the book The Red Book of Animal Stories 1899

Ideas for teaching Beowulf (and making to enjoyable!) from Redeemed Reader!

Ideas for teaching Beowulf (and making to enjoyable!) from Redeemed Reader! A great epic poem from the Anglo-Saxon era of British Literature!

Beowulf - Seamus Heaney: Part 1 of 2 - YouTube! Oh, wow! Nobel Laureate Seamus Haney reading aloud his new translation of Beowulf!

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near th.

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