Beowulf

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Beowulf should have known

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The dragon's hoard is cursed and

"the high-born chiefs who had buried the treasure
declared it until doomsday so accursed
that whoever robbed it would be guilty of wrong
and grimly punished for their transgression..." (3069-3072).

Beowulf can be excused for not knowing this - in fact, it seems none of the Geats know this - but he should have known that

A

Another dragon will come to claim a dead dragon's gold.

B

Dragon gold melts when its owner dies.

C

Dragon gold cannot be melted down and used for other purposes.

D

Dragon gold brings a person bad luck.

E

Dragon gold is destined to return to the earth.