Nordic index

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Beowulf is an Anglo Saxon poem. It is an exciting story about a horrible monster, Grendel, who is killing and eating people in Denmark. A hero called Beowulf travels to Demark to fight the monster.

Here are some lines from the poem which tell the story, translated into English, but written in runes. These are magic writing. Move the mouse over the runes to see the English appear! Click on Next for the next line.