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Beowulf - Reality and the Story

Burial mounds, in Britain, play a role in Beowulf’s death.  When one of his people robbed a grave, and took away a golden goblet, the old king (who by now has ruled for fifty years) is called upon to fight a dragon.  After losing the battle, Beowulf’s body is burned on a funeral pyre.

Watch this video clip to gain a better understanding how such issues played a role - both in Anglo-Saxon times and in the epic itself.  


Media Credits

Clip, from Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, produced by Arts Magic.  Copyright, Arts Magic, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the documentary.

 

 

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