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Re: What is "Beowulf"?
• Posted by: Toad   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at 2:09 p.m.
• IP Address: hse-london-ppp3512677.sympatico.ca
• In Response to: Re: What is "Beowulf"? (Ian)

> Ha, that's where you're wrong. Yes, the original purpose was to showcase
> his new language, but the idea behind Eriol (or ælfwine) was to provide
> England with its own mythological history that wasn't inherited from the
> Vikings or the Franks at least in part. The histories were twofold: one,
> to showcase his new languages and two, to give England a history. I
> remember reading that in both of the books of the Lost Tales (which I'm
> sure you're familiar with).

Well gee, then why did he take so much from the Eldar Edda?




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