Beowulf Trivia Question.

kragen at pobox.com kragen at pobox.com
Mon Apr 9 21:41:24 EDT 2001


"KL Davis" <info at nanux.com> writes:
> "class" of computer... Why did they name it Beowulf? I have no idea...
> 
> I have always assumed that it relates to the original tale of Beowulf the
> warrior and how he organized a group of otherwise individual groups and
> people to fight the... well hell, read the legend yourself -- 

Except he didn't.  Hrothgar organized a group of otherwise individual
etc., and they were powerless against Grendel and against his mother
--- until Beowulf showed up and beat each of them in solo combat.


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