The Milestone Archive

Beowulf - Milestones

This one goes back pretty far. The earliest known version dates to around 1000 AD. Unfortunately, the author of that version felt the need to infuse Christian ideology. It's possible the additional lines have screwed with the proportions, but looking at the table below, that seems unlikely. The most notable divurgence from the modern ideal is the use of pinch points to underscore the hero's success.