Beowulf. Great warrior o’ the Geats. One o’ the last epic heroes of our past. ‘is tale lies in a manuscript, thought ta be o’er a thousand years old. And yet, it still lives on.
In a time when monsters still roamed the land and bands o’ warriors still believed in the quest, Beowulf set out ta rid a kingdom of its greatest foe. As reward, he was granted wealth and notoriety. And afore it ‘twere o’er, he became immortal.
This section o’ the library is dedicated to the legend o’ Beowulf.
The History Behind Beowulf
A look at the realities behind the myth
The Beowulf Manuscript
The oldest known written version of the epic tale
Beowulf: The Anglo-Saxon Superhero
A BBC News report on the similarities between Beowulf and modern-day superhero stories