Tag Archives: Ing

The Mysterious Ing

I’m still burning the midnight oil, tracing the emergence of Tolkien’s English mythology.

A central thread begins with the traditional story of King Sheave, or – in the form the story is told in Beowulf – Scyld-Scefing: the child who, appearing alone on a boat with a sheaf of wheat beneath his head, is adopted by and becomes a celebrated king of the people of the shore. Continue reading