Beowulf Trivia Question

Kino L Davis wulfworks at nanux.com
Wed Apr 11 06:57:27 EDT 2001


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| To: KL Davis <info at nanux.com>
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| Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 9:41 PM
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|----- Original Message -----
| From: KL Davis <info at nanux.com>
| To: <kragen at pobox.com>
| Cc: <gscluster at hotmail.com>; <beowulf at beowulf.org>
| Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 10:57 PM
| Subject: Re: Beowulf Trivia Question.

> > "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.
>
Hummm... I do not recall saying who (or what) Beowulf fought, or what
the outcome of such battles were, but...

Yes, Beowulf fought and killed Grendal (pulled his arm off as I
recall?)... this was much to Aeschere's chagrin -- And then dispatched Grendal's
mommyat the bottom of the lake.

Hrothgar is probably more noted for building Heorot, for his otherwise
stoic warriors.

But, I still maintain it was Beowulf who organized the 14 great (not
Geat... sorry, I crack myself up) warriors for the journey... for which without,
there would not be much of a story?

As for the negotiations of peace between the Danes and the Heatho-Bards
(of which it may seem I made reference to)... that was, as I recall, Freawaru?

Anyway... I am probably totally off base here...


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