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Questions tagged [beowulf]

For questions about the Anglo-Saxon epic poem written in Old English about the warrior Beowulf battling Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a dragon. Use with a tag for the translator, such as [seamus-heaney].

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Meaning of lines explaining Hrothgar's ruling in Heorot

I'm reading Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf and when the poet talks about Heorot Hall (lines 71 through 73) he says it would be his throne-room and there he would dispense his God-given ...