Allusions In Beowulf

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Many religious references are made throughout Beowulf. God is referred to as "Eternal Lord", "the Almighty", and "Almighty Judge." The story of Cain is hugely referenced throughout Beowulf. Pagan practices within the text include the burning of Beowulf’s body after he died along with surrounding his body with luxurious treasures. The characters refer to God as their one and only savior. Interestingly enough, whenever a character gains glory and power, God is listed as a cause for that success. “I suffered much that was hateful, sorrows at the hands of Grendel; ever may God, the glorious Protector, perform wonder after wonder” (Beowulf, Page 17). The Chrisitan author would write a poem about a pagan hero for the same reason a different race

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