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  1. May 2019
    1. the destiny of the Greek version of the story, Hyppolitus,is to die and his life ends here. A god is involved. Compared to Syawash's story where no divine intervention or supernatural power was involved. "Theseus returns and discovers his wife's dead body. Because the chorus is sworn to secrecy, they cannot tell Theseus why she killed herself. Theseus discovers a letter on Phaedra's body, which falsely asserts that she was raped by Hippolytus. Enraged, Theseus curses his son either to death or at least exile. To execute the curse, Theseus calls upon his father, the god Poseidon, who has promised to grant his son three wishes. Hippolytus enters and protests his innocence but cannot tell the truth because of the binding oath that he swore. Taking his wife's letter as proof, Theseus exiles his son." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolytus_(play), acess 5/7/19). However, Ferdowsi, in Shahnameh portrayes the Persian hero's fate differently. CC BY-NC-ND

  2. Apr 2019
    1. This version shows a different life span of the hero. Unlike Syawash and Hyppolitus, the Hebrew Joseph tells a different story. CC BY-NC-ND

  3. Oct 2018
    1. my views are not complete

    2. One would like to have the lays which dealt with feud between Geat and Swede; but all one has in the epic is allusion or summary.[22] Ongentheow, a capable king, has the poet’s good-will in spite of these hostile relations. He kills Hæthcyn, but is killed by Eofor as deputy of Hygelac. Ongentheow’s son Onela becomes king of Swedes; another son, Ohthere, has himself two sons, Eanmund and Eadgils (all these names rime by the initial vowels), who rebel against their uncle, King Onela, and are banished, taking refuge with Heardred the Geat. Onela invades Geatland and kills Heardred, but, it would seem, allows Beowulf to succeed to the throne undisturbed. Later, Beowulf supports Eadgils in an expedition of revenge; the nephew kills Onela and succeeds to the Swedish throne.

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