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Beowulf - Fighting the reptile fish

Identifier

017130

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Beowulf

Down to the bottom
I was plucked in rage by this reptile fish
Pinned in his grip.  But I got the chance
To thrust once at the ugly creature
With my weapon’s point; war took off then
The mighty monster; mine was the hand did it.
Then loathsome snouts snickered by me
Swarmed at my throat.  I served them out
With my good sword, gave them what they asked for
Those scaly flesh eaters sat not down
To dine on Beowulf, they browsed not on me
In that picnic they’d designed in the dingles of the sea
Daylight found them dispersed instead
Up along the beaches where my blade had laid them
Soundly asleep

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And it was my part then to put to the sword
Nine sea monsters, in the severest fight
By might I have heard of under heaven’s vault
A man more sorely pressed the seas never held

The source of the experience

Beowulf

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Dragon

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Activity not known

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