Pre-Arthurian-Myth: "Beowulf" by Unkwown, Seamus Heaney

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation - Seamus Heaney, Anonymous


(Original Review, 2001-02-20)



If you are familiar with the Hindu myth-kitty though, you may also find parallels between “Beowulf” and the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. When Jambavan spends a lot of time telling Hanuman about how great he is, to induce him to jump to Lanka in search of Sita, or Arjun surveys the array of warriors against him, described in some detail, leading to the Bhagavad Gita, or the Pandavas' "advisor" at Draupadi's swayamvar asks the unknown Karna to declare his lineage and rank.
 
 
 
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