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Beowulf

circa 750 - 1050

Why is it canonical?

Beowulf is the oldest known peom written in Old English. It give a glimpse into the folklore, myth, and power dynamics of the time in which it was written. It was likely sung in its original form, and was a well known story transmitted by paid storytellers at banquets and other events.

Locations

England

Languages

Old English

Periods

Middle Ages

Media

Oral Written

Images and Videos

Beowulf.firstpage

The first page of Beowulf

Resources

Full text of Beowful in English