Monday, September 14, 2009

We're gonna need another Wiglaf

Wiglaf doesn't fare to well against a dragon in a 1953 re-telling of Beowulf. From The Wonder Story Books - They Were Brave and Bold. Art by Florence and Margaret Hoopes.


  1. I'm pretty sure that's Beowulf getting chomped. Wiglaf survives the poem unscathed.

  2. Hmmm, you may be right. The text says the dragon destroyed Wiglaf's shield and beowulf struck the dragon causing "splinters" to fly (possibly the broken sword).

  3. Beowulf gets bit in the neck... Wiglaf is fine. the dragon " Found his chance, pouring hot flames, caught and pierced him right through the neck"


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