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Beowulf By Francis Gummere
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Beowulf, as translated by Francis B. Gummere. Hardcover edition: Heroes, Kings, Monsters. Loyalty, sacrifice, kinship, culture clash. Allegory, symbols, tradition. Wergild! Beowulf is historical... More > fiction that embraces many universal themes and has entertained audiences for generations. Its importance is literary, but the story also gives us a distinct glimpse into 7th century Anglo-Saxon culture. The appeal of Beowulf easily spans these many many years. These heroic themes are indeed universal and give us a little glimpse into ourselves as well.< Less
Beowulf By Francis Gummere
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Beowulf, as translated by Francis B. Gummere. Softcover edition: Heroes, Kings, Monsters. Loyalty, sacrifice, kinship, culture clash. Allegory, symbols, tradition. Wergild! Beowulf is historical... More > fiction that embraces many universal themes and has entertained audiences for generations. Its importance is literary, but the story also gives us a distinct glimpse into 7th century Anglo-Saxon culture. The appeal of Beowulf easily spans these many many years. These heroic themes are indeed universal and give us a little glimpse into ourselves as well.< Less
Here Be Dragons By Michael Surbrook
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Far beyond the known realms of Europe lie the vast wildernesses of Libya, Ethiopia, Persia, and far-off India. Little is known about these lands, other than they are inhabited by strange and... More > monstrous creatures. All that the learned men of England, France, and Italy can say about them is summed up in the phrase “HC SVNT DRACONES” or “Here Be Dragons.” Here Be Dragons presents a medieval bestiary in HERO System gaming terms. Thus, the creatures described are described according to period sources and beliefs, meaning they may be vastly different from “traditional” fantasy RPG depictions. However, have no fear, many of the creatures within are easily adaptable to a multiple of genres and settings, and many include notes describing how to do just that. If you’re running a fantasy campaign, or just want a new look at old monsters, Here Be Dragons is the book for you!< Less
Here Be Dragons By Michael Surbrook
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Far beyond the known realms of Europe lie the vast wildernesses of Libya, Ethiopia, Persia, and far-off India. Little is known about these lands, other than they are inhabited by strange and... More > monstrous creatures. All that the learned men of England, France, and Italy can say about them is summed up in the phrase “HC SVNT DRACONES” or “Here Be Dragons.” Here Be Dragons presents a medieval bestiary in HERO System gaming terms. Thus, the creatures described are described according to period sources and beliefs, meaning they may be vastly different from “traditional” fantasy RPG depictions. However, have no fear, many of the creatures within are easily adaptable to a multiple of genres and settings, and many include notes describing how to do just that. If you’re running a fantasy campaign, or just want a new look at old monsters, Here Be Dragons is the book for you!< Less
Béowulf (Squashed Edition) By Squashed Editions
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The Squashed edition of Béowulf, the great tale of heroes and monsters, written around 850AD. Abridged from the original text to read in an hour or so. Here is the beginning of English.... More > Maybe the oldest story known in the mixture of Frisian, Nordic and Germanic dialects, which eventually became this language. 'Maybe', because it is far from clear where, when, for who or by whom it was written. Translated and abridged by Glyn Hughes. Squashed editions are precise abridgements - the original ideas, in their own words, the full beam of the book, the quotable quotes and all the famous lines, but neatly honed down to the length of a readable short story. "Like reading the bible without all the begats" - Prof. Jim Curtis< Less
The Illustrated Tale of Beowulf By Birgit Amadori
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Beowulf is the name of the biggest hero in Scandinavian history, and this novella tells his story. Born in Geatland (today's Sweden) Beowulf is a true warrior who, together with his friend Breca,... More > grows up at the king's castle and is formed into a brave fighter. When he hears about a monster terrorizing the court of the Danes, he decides to set out with Breca and a few men of his own to kill the beast named Grendel. Grendel is lured out of the water by the sounds of warriors feasting and singing, and so Beowulf and his men expect it in the mead hall of the Danes. Beowulf slays the monster, but the nightmare does not end. Grendel's mother, a mighty water witch, has to be defeated before the Danes can drink their ale in peace again. This and many other adventures of the Geatish hero are retold in this book, accompanied by colorful illustrations. (23,200 words)< Less
Beowulf By Leo Ruickbie
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"LO! Praise of the prowess of people-kings of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped, we have heard, and what honour the athelings won!" - The Old English epic of Beowulf in the original... More > Anglo-Saxon and with an English translation, plus introductory material and appendices. Based on the scholarly editions of Klaeber and Gummere with a full list of names and detailed notes. A dramatic account of the hero Beowulf's battle against the monsters Grendel, Grendel's Mother and the dragon. And an important source for English literature and historical pagan culture. Compiled and edited by the historian and sociologist of witchcraft and magic, Dr Leo Ruickbie. NOTE: The cover previews shown here are reduced in image quality, the actual covers of your book are pin sharp high resolution.< Less
Beowulf By J. Lesslie Hall
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J. Lesslie Hall's translation of Beowulf, available on Project Gutenberg in the public domain. This edition was created by Franco Alvarado in the Emerson College Master of Arts in Publishing and... More > Writing program. Beowulf is set in Scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. It survives in a single manuscript known as the Nowell Codex. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century. In 1731, the manuscript was badly damaged by a fire that swept through a building housing a collection of Medieval manuscripts assem- bled by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton. The poem fell into obscurity for decades, and its existence did not become widely known again until it was printed in 1815 in an edition prepared by the Icelandic scholar Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin.< Less
Beowulf By Francis Gummere
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Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible... More > monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.< Less
Idunna #75 By The Troth
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Issue 75 of IDUNNA, from the spring of 2008, focuses on the hero Beowulf. Steve Pollington discusses the historical background of the poem Beowulf. Ben Waggoner writes on the religious background of... More > the poem, Karen Emanuelson discusses depictions of Grendel's mother, while Jennifer Culver discusses what makes the poem great, and Victoria Clare writes about the traditional drums of the Saami. And there's lots more: book reviews, music reviews, herb-lore, our regular columns, and a children's section!< Less

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