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Hygd 'A Response To The Epic Of Beowulf'

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The poet relates that many centuries earlier, the last survivor of an ancient race buried the treasure in the barrow when he realized that the treasure would be of no use to him because he, like his ancestors, was destined to die. So he carefully buried his objects and lamenting all the while he was in a lonely state. Beowulf was offered the throne by the widowed Hygd, who knew that her own son was too young and inexperienced to be an effective
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