Beowulf (Opening Lines)

Hwæt! We Gar-Dena   in gear-dagum þeod-cyninga,   þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas   ellen fremedon! Oft Scyld Scefing   sceaþena þreatum monegum mægþum   meodo-setla ofteah; egsode eorl[as]   syððan ærest wearð feasceaft funden;   he þæs frofre gebad, weox under wolcnum,   weorð-myndum þah, oðæt him æghwylc   þara ymb-sittendra ofer hron-rade   hyran scolde, gomban gyldan.   Þæt wæs god cyning! And now, for you who cannot read old English… What were we War-Danes … Continue reading Beowulf (Opening Lines)