"Read Write & Think" This is an interactive applet that explains about the different translations of Beowulf that are available today. Be sure to investigate the menu in the upper right hand corner of the page, Check out the 5 alphabet letters that we see in Old English but no longer find in Modern English.
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SPARKSNOTES OVERVIEW AND SUMMARIES: Click here
READINGS FROM BEOWULF -- Click here to hear the Old English version of a few passages
CONFUSED ABOUT THE CHARACTERS?: Click here and Click here for a geneology of the Beowulf characters
Click here for a website that has a complete translation of the epic poem as well as other online resources

YOU TUBE -- LEGO BEOWULF PART 1 (SEE SIDEBAR FOR PARTS 2 AND 3)

OLD ENGLISH WORD CHALLENGE:
It's estimated that over 80% of the words we use in everyday speech come directly from Old English.
What kind of audience members did the first bards recite to? How much are we like them?
How are we different?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THESE OLD ENGLISH WORDS MEAN?

god ----------------> god
he -----------------> he
full -----------------> full
swearde -------------> ?
moder -------------> ?
hond -------------> ?
lif -------------> ?
man -------------> ?
hus -------------> ?
eald -------------> ?
londe -------------> ?
worulde -------------> ?
wunder -------------> ?