Beowulf, Old English Saga
(8th century)

Beowulf and the dragon

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Beowulf
  • Date: 8th century
  • Place: Emgland
  • Language: Old English/Anglo-Saxon
  • What it is: Old English saga in which a Swedish hero comes to the aid of the Danes in slaying the monster Grendel and his mother; later, as an aged king, he slays a dragon, which in dying slays him in turn; probably the oldest long poem in English
  • Included in lists (What's This?): HC; Bloom; GC

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