Beowulf

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem the author is anonymous. Its creation dates between the 8th and the 11th century, the only surviving manuscript dating to 1010. At 3183 lines, it is notable for its length. It has risen to national epic status in England.

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists:

Grendel, boundary-land walker,who is attacking the Danish mead hall called Heorot and its inhabitants;

Grendel’s mother she is never given a name in the text, later in life after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden) and becoming a king, an unnamed dragon.

He is mortally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a barrow in Geatland by his retainers.

beowulffirstpage.jpeg first page of the epic poem

Beowulf is a 2007 animated film adaptation by Robert Zemeckis, the film was created through motion capture.

beowolfposter.jpgThe film adaption differs from the epic poem but ties all three parts of the poem into a cohesive story. written by Neil Gaiman

if you have not scene this film take a night off and see it for yourself.

the only way to see this film is in 3d its worth the extra couple of bucks for the plastic glasses

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there have been a few movies made about beowulf

Beowulf & Grendel (2005) buy this dvd here

Beowulf (1999)
Starring: Christopher Lambert

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Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons (2003)

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Beowulf (2006)
Starring: Benjamin Bagby

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Author: Rob

The co-creator of Alternative Mindz ent. with my wife Crystal Alternative Mindz has been around since circa 1994 we have gone through so many changes over the years but thanks to Shakil and Billy we are closer to our goal.