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) is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines.
It may be the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature.
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This would have been a burial fitting a king who was famous for his wealth in Old Norse sources. The protagonist Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, whose great hall, Heorot, is plagued by the monster Grendel.
When Eadgils' mound (to the left in the photo) was excavated in 1874, the finds supported Beowulf and the sagas.He attacks the dragon with the help of his thegns or servants, but they do not succeed.Beowulf decides to follow the dragon to its lair at Earnanæs, but only his young Swedish relative Wiglaf, whose name means "remnant of valour", dares to join him.Although the poem begins with Beowulf's arrival, Grendel's attacks have been an ongoing event.An elaborate history of characters and their lineages is spoken of, as well as their interactions with each other, debts owed and repaid, and deeds of valour.