Grendel

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Grendel be J.R. Skelton fram Spell of Beoƿulfe

Grendel æglæca þærof ƿrāt se scop in Bēoƿulf þæm geƿeorce. He is ān þāra þrēora feondra þærƿiþ fēohteþ Bēoƿulf se beorn in þæm lēodƿeorces spelle: þā ōðran sind Grendles mōdor and ƿyrm). Þes scopcræft ƿæs in þære ylde 700–1000 geƿriten ac his spell is of ealdyldum fore Englecyn ƿāt crīstendōm.

Grendel is brōga and þincþ man se is grim fīfel oððe eoten. Se scop ƿriteþ se he is onƿōcen onmiddan manigum æglæcancyn and ƿæs of Caines cyn: "Ƿæs se grimma gǣst Grendel, Caines cyn, -- ðanon untydras ealle onƿócon, eotenas and ylfe and orcneas, sƿylce gigantas". Eall men in þæm ƿeorce sindon acol of Grendle būten Bēoƿulf Æþeling.

Spell[adihtan | ādihtan fruman]

Bēoƿulf se lēodƿeorc is fint man in þære Noƿell Codex. Ðærin us tealleþ se scop þe Hrōðgār Dēna Cyning timbrode Heorot his healle for his mēdosetle. Æglæca is Grendel, and þes sceadugenga acymþ of þæm fennum þan he is astyred be æþlinga dryhtes dynne, and þna sƿefað hie æfter symble cƿōm se unhǣlo ƿiht onmiddan him and slōg þā þegnas in Heorote. Ðar fareþ he on nihte and slegeþ Hrōðgāres gesīþas þan slæpedon hie on Heorote. (Heaðoƿylma bād láðan líges ne ƿæs hit lenge þā gēn þæt se ecghete.)

Bēoƿulf beebbeþe Geatena rīce þe he meahte slēan Grendel, þone he abād on þæm heallrecede oð þder cƿōm se brōga.

Æfter lange fēoht, fang Grendel his deaðbenn of Bēoƿulf. Grendel afliemede on fenne and þær in luh stearf he. Æfterƿeard in þæm fennemere feahtede Bēoƿulf ƿiþ Grendles mōdor under brimƿylme, and hæfþ sige ofer hiere. Æfter hiere dēaþ fint Bēoƿulf Grendel licgan aldorlēasne sƿá him aér gescód hild æt Heorote, hrá ƿíde sprong, syþðan hē æfter déaðe drepe þrōƿade heorosƿeng heardn, ond Bēƿulf hine þā hēafde becearf.

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