Posts Tagged ‘beowulf’

Whoops, wrong Olde English. Today I shall tell you the (extremely simplified) story of how English came to be. In the 5th century AD during a period called “the Migration Period,” the Roman Empire was waning in influence in Northwest Europe and Germanic peoples started expanding out from their territory. Romans had been already in […]


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,     […]