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Beowulf's Wealhtheow and the Valkyrie Tradition

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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published 1984 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Hal Johnson
Although sometimes the arguments smack of special pleading (Yrsa would hold a drinking horn; Wealtheow holds a cup; therefore the Beowulf poet intentionally suppressed the horn in order to obscure their relationship?), overall this book offers some fairly persuasive arguments. There sure are a lot of parallels between Yrsa and Wealtheow, e.g. and perhaps too many for it to be coincidence. Perhaps in some sense Wealtheow IS Yrsa.

What I found disappointing about the book, though, was that I'm not
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Shelves: anglo-saxon, beowulf
I'd seen this book referred to on numerous occasions but never felt tempted to get hold of a copy. A feminist study of Beowulf? How could such a passive character as Wealhtheow be a Valkyrie? What rubbish. After reading Fred C Robinson's essay The Prescient Woman in Old English Literature, I suddenly saw that there was more to Wealhtheow than meets the eye and saw the parallels between her and the Valkyrie from Norse texts. So I decided to get myself a copy. While this latest trend in Beowulf ...more
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