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    it shows you the challenges that they faced between paganism and Christianity. Beowulf is a warrior but he struggles between being pagan and Christian. He is a follower of God but sometimes you see the pagan side of his beliefs come out. For example‚ Grendels den is an example and seen as hell. But on the other hand herot hall is known as heaven because it is a safe place to everyone. First‚ Grendel’s / his mothers home is a symbol of paganism. It symbolizes the sea where it is referred to as hell

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    of Christianity. However‚ the ideas in the poem are presented in both Christian God and pagan power which exemplifies Wyrd. Christianity and paganism are at opposite ends of the religious spectrum and each represent different beliefs and customs. Christians believe and follow the teachings of Christ and depend on the Bible for Spiritual guidance‚ but paganism is based on the belief and worshiping of other gods through sacrifices. Interspersed in each line is both elements‚ from the prologue to its

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    Unearthing Beowulf-ian Paganism Beowulf is a work of literature which provides an inside look into old Anglo-Saxon tales‚ customs and language on the wake of the conversion to Christianity. The extent to which Beowulf’s history is the knowledge of its Christian monk author‚ and its assumedly previous oral nature. While it is apparent that the author of Beowulf is Christian (perhaps the first in his generation)‚ due to its clear references to God and his will‚ Beowulf itself is a traditional Germanic

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    Wicca‚ Witchcraft‚ and Paganism are not synonyms‚ they mean different things. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary‚ paganism is »a religion that has many gods or goddesses‚ considers the earth holy‚ and does not have a central authority« (Merriam-Webster Dictionary‚ Paganism‚ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paganism). Paganism as a term describes religions‚ that are not Christianity‚ Judaism‚ and Islam. The word »pagan« had a pejorative meaning in the past and the people practicing that

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    Christianity and Paganism in Beowulf Beowulf was written in the time when the society was in the process of converting from Paganism to Christianity. In this epic poem‚ these two religions come through the actions of its characters. The acceptance of feuds and the courage of war are just a few examples of the Pagan tradition‚ while the Christian mortalities refrain from the two. Beowulf is torn between his Christian heart to help the people as well as the selfish reward of Paganism. Though he

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    The poem titled Beowulf was composed sometime between the seventh and tenth century in a language that is known as Anglo-Saxon. It incorporates many pagan themes and concepts‚ yet it also contains many references to Christianity. Although paganism and Christianity can be seen as unalike‚ the two aspects are brought together by the poet in order to show the need for grouping. The pagan themes‚ such as fate or the common goal of fame and heroism‚ raise questions in the religious community that could

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    Beowulf: Pagan or Christian? Beowulf is the first important work of English literature. It is composed around 700 A.D. by an unknown poet (Greenblatt‚ 36)‚ after the Anglo-Saxons were Christianized. The manuscript of the poem was seriously damaged in a fire; so several lines and words have been lost from the poem. One of the significant issues of this poem is whether or not it is a Pagan or Christian poem. Although the poem appears to have many Christian elements‚ it has roots in a Pagan past. The

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    Beowulf: Christianity Versus Paganism The poem of Beowulf stands as one of the earliest works in English in which it deals with feuding‚ religion and fate. The poem Beowulf relates to his heroic deeds against Grendel‚ His mother‚ and the dragon while combining elements of christian ideas as well as pagan ideas. Around 700 A.D researchers speculated that the poem Beowulf was written by an unknown author in the West Midlands of England. They also included that the unknown author was a christian

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    during the period of time in which the Anglo-Saxons began to convert from Paganism to Christianity. Due to this major change there is controversy on whether or not Beowulf himself identifies as a Pagan or Christian. However‚ Beowulf does express the beliefs of both. Unlike the Pagans‚ he expresses love for his people‚ but also demonstrates his capabilities of being a fierce warrior. Throughout the poem‚ he displays that both Paganism and Christianity influence his values such as love and warfare to make

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    Christianity vs. Paganism In the story of Beowulf‚ there is a noticeable struggle between Christianity and Paganism‚ and the characters personal battle between the two. Throughout the story the characters display actions that lead towards Paganism and Christianity. Contrary to Pagan belief Beowulf is seen as the epitome of good and beneficent to all of mankind. In Beowulf‚ the people showed their faith and love in God‚ however due to horrific events‚ paranoia caused them to look for a quick

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