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Re: What is "Beowulf"?
• Posted by: Ian   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 9:11 a.m.
• IP Address: bess-proxy.frazmtn.com
• In Response to: Re: What is "Beowulf"? (Toad)

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

I think you misunderstand me. This is how I see it happening: he starts writing a past for England, a legendary one, even before he creates the Elvish languages (since he wasn't a linguist when he started creating stories). Then, after he gets an education, he takes the stories he created, gives the characters the language, and uses it to showcase his brilliant creation. Sorry to have caused any confusion.




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