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Old English Texts

"The Mystery" [audio file click here]

"The Mystery" [text click here]

photo credits: S.A. Harrington

Amergin was a Milesian prince or druid who settled in Ireland hundreds of years before Christ…He is considered one of Ireland's earliest poets and his poem, "The Mystery" is attributed as the first Irish poem.

The History of Ireland: Critical and Philosphical [click here] - The Scythian Empire [click here]

"Caedmon's Hymn," [audio file click here]

"Caedmon's Hymn" [ text click here]

Cædmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman, poet and monk. "Caedmon's Hymn" is probably the earliest extant Old English poem.

Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy

An excerpt from the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred the Great's translation of this philosophical work originally composed by the 6th century Christian philosopher Boethius