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Heorot and Mead-Halls

The mead-hall is the symbol of a society: it is in this central place that the people gather to feast, socialize, and listen to the scop (bard) perform and thereby preserve the history of the… read analysis of Heorot and Mead-Halls

Gold, Treasure, and Gifts

In Beowulf, gold, treasure, and gifts are less important for their economic value than their social value. In fact, gold can be seen as a symbol of social interaction: a lord rewards loyalty with… read analysis of Gold, Treasure, and Gifts