[Glossolalia] Beowulf

23Jun12

In preparation for some Glossolalia posts, I am really getting into Beowulf. The first 11 lines of the poem:

Hwæt! We Gardena         in geardagum, 
þeodcyninga,         þrym gefrunon, 
hu ða æþelingas         ellen fremedon. 
Oft Scyld Scefing         sceaþena þreatum, 
5monegum mægþum,         meodosetla ofteah, 
egsode eorlas.         Syððan ærest wearð 
feasceaft funden,         he þæs frofre gebad, 
weox under wolcnum,         weorðmyndum þah, 
oðþæt him æghwylc         þara ymbsittendra
ofer hronrade         hyran scolde,
gomban gyldan.         þæt wæs god cyning!  

Unfortunately, all artistic representation of the story made after 1925 is god awful. Check it out on Google Image Search.

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