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The Ancient Scandinavian World
This map shows the different peoples and territories of ancient Scandanavia. The Geats, Beowulf's people, lived on what is now the tip of modern-day Sweden (designated by the dragon on this map). In the epic, our hero Beowulf journeys to the Danish King Hrothgar's palace (Heorot, shown within the circle on the map) to defeat the monster Grendel who has plagued the hall.
Blackmer, Kate. “Beowulf's World”. 2011. Web. 30 Nov 2012. http://www.blackmermaps.com/portfolio.htm
Treasures from the Staffordshire Hoard
This map traces the migration of peoples to England from the Germanic regions and lower Scandinavia. With the crumbling of the Roman Empire, its armies were withdrawn from England in the early 400s. This gave the Germanic tribes the opportunity to move into the British territory that they had deserted. The Angles, Saxons, and Jutes settled there and were able to set up societies of their own, ruling themselves as they wished for about six hundred years. They brought with them their languages, social customs, and rich traditions of history and folklore--among which was the tale of Beowulf.
Materials in our Library
Here are a few of the books we have on this topic in the library. To find more, try a Power search in the library catalog.