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Re: What is "Beowulf"?
• Posted by: Toad   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 7:57 p.m.
• IP Address: hse-london-ppp3512672.sympatico.ca
• In Response to: Re: What is "Beowulf"? (Ian)

> 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.

ITs not that, its that the Eldar Edda (which he used to make his world) is a collection of germanic (ie. viking and so forth) stories and legends.




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