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The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Setting & Symbolism

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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The Cross of Christappears in Christian Poems

In "The Dream of the Rood," the Cross of Christ is seen as a self-aware entity, who hates that it must allow its Lord to be crucified upon it. Later, the Cross is exalted and gains powers of healing.

The Germanic Heroic Codeappears in Heroic Poems, Beowulf

The Germanic Heroic Code emphasized values of physical and moral fortitude, loyalty toward one's kin and lord, and defending a family's honor through the blood feud. This code is exemplified in many ancient writings.

Heorotappears in Beowulf

Heorot is the magnificent hall occupied by King Hrothgar. The spendor of Heorot is marred by Grendel's attacks.

Viking Invasionsappears in Many Sections

Britain is just a short distance from continental Europe, and so it is easy for the seafaring Vikings to invade often, destroying, and plundering England. Often they would save time...

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