"The good chieftain had chosen warriors of the Geatish
people, the bravest of those who he could find.
Both the Geatish
messenger reporting his death and Beowulf's heir, Wiglaf, prophesy a dark future of war and exile.
1000), as it sets out to tell in verse the account of a Geatish
warrior and his many adventures.
She views the raven as a pagan symbol, but one recycled by a poet with a distinctive Augustinian view of history: in her reading, ravens punctuate Beowulf's career and the fate of his Geatish
people, marking their rise and fall.
Telling of how the Geatish
prince Beowulf comes to the aid of Danish king Hro[eth]gar, slaying the monster Grendel and his mother before - spoiler alert - being mortally wounded by a dragon years later, Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, and is dated to the early 11th century.
The poem has inspired many retellings of how the Geatish
prince Beowulf came to the aid of Danish king Hroogar, and slayed the monster Grendel and his mother.
to the nameless Geatish
woman who laments with mournful song ...
And Appirits, the game producer of Einherjar - The Viking's Blood, a turn-based web game, recently announced a new in-game event based on the image of this Geatish
hero called “Adventure with Beowulf” from 16 to 23 January 2013 (GMT+8).
In the epic poem Beowulf, Hrothgar is mentioned as the builder of the great hall Heorot, and is ruler of Denmark when the Geatish
hero Beowulf arrives to defeat the monster Grendel.
Only Beowulf, being a liminal figure himself, in possessing corporeal powers that surpass those of any man alive; as a Geatish
man, and hence, an outsider to the Danish realm, is capable of fighting Grendel.
Here are enough benches to provide seating for both the Geatish
visitors and a larger group of Danes, the poet says, than he has ever heard of gathered together peaceably (1011-12).
(11) Hygd, very young, wise, accomplished, though [she] has lived few years under castle enclosure, Haereth's daughter; she was not niggardly, however, nor too stingy with gifts to Geatish