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The Deorhord: An Old English Bestiary [SUNSET]

by Hana Videen Author

This is a modern bestiary that looks into the world of the Old English language and its real and mythical beasts. Even the real and everyday animals we know today had names that might surprise the modern reader. This a look back in time when eagles were called “grey cloaked ones” or hasu-padan; where “walker weavers” or gange-wæfran was the name given to spiders. This book is apt for those interested in animals and their history, those interested in the linguistic history of our language.