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How does Beowulf's version of his swimming match with Brecca differ from Unferth's account? How many monsters did Beowulf kill?

 

taylor g #335736
Sep 08, 2013 3:58 PM

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How does Beowulf's version of his swimming match with Brecca differ from Unferth's account? How many monsters did Beowulf kill?

Beowulf's version of his swimming match vs. Unferth's

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Aslan
Sep 08, 2013 4:02 PM

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Unferth says that Beowulf lost the swim match in the North Sea. Beowulf begs to differ. He says he swam in full armour and defeated 9 sea monsters and finally winning the contest.
 

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