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Questions tagged [beowulf]

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem, written sometime between the years 700–1000. It has been made into films of the same name twice, in 1999 and 2007.

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Did the description of Grendel influence Tolkien's depiction of the Orcs?

Since Tolkien was largely influenced by the Old English poem Beowulf, it should not be a surprise if his Orcs were at least partly derived from it. Just as the Orcs are twisted, monstrous, naturally ...
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What is the quote from Beowulf that says Grendel can't be harmed by weapons? [duplicate]

I'm doing an essay for school and Ineed the quote and page number for where it's located
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Was Grendel supernaturally protected from weapons?

In a similar vein to "Was the Doom of Mandos a curse or a prediction?", is the statement that Grendel can't be harmed by weapons a claim about some supernatural protection he's had, or a prediction ...
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What is the group of thanes surrounding a king?

I'm writing a fantasy book and it suddenly occurred to me that I had forgotten the name of the group of thanes that surrounded the king in Anglo-Saxon (or was it Celtic?) culture. As far as I know, ...
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Why did Beowulf suffer this injury?

In the 2007 film Beowulf, as he is fighting the dragon near the end, Beowulf.. What was the purpose of that act?