beowulf beowulf  /ˈbeɪ ə ˌwʊlf/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

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  • 23 Books For Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List

    Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below SEE ALSO: 22 Books for Your Ultimate Summer Reading List And if you're really ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mashable

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  1. "IMAX 3D has enabled us to tell stories in a whole new way, and we are very excited to offer moviegoers a chance to experience Beowulf in this incredible format," said Robert Zemeckis. "IMAX lends itself to the incredible image detail in...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Robert Zemeckis Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

  2. Avary said that by turning "Beowulf" over to Zemeckis, "it was an opportunity to reach the widest possible audience. The whole point of (the poem) 'Beowulf' is to tell the story around the fire. Our fire is now movie theaters."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Roger Avary Source: Canada.com

  3. "Let's face it, I mean, I'ma myth," Rove told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" when asked about his critics. "You know, I'm Beowulf, you know, I'm Grendel. I don't know who I am. But they're after me."
    on Aug 20, 2007 By: Karl Rove Source: International Herald Tribune

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