In the Old English poem Beowulf (eighth cent.), what nation did Beowulf come from? November 30, 2011 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Literature In the Old English poem Beowulf (eighth cent.), Beowulf came from The Geats, a Scandinavian people. Related PostsWho said, “What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar”?Where did the English title for Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-27) come from?What ship was nicknamed “Old Ironsides” in the 1830 poem?When Joey (Brandon DeWilde) calls out to Shane (Alan Ladd), “Come back!”, where is Shane supposed to come back to?How old is the saying Waiting Till the Cows come Home?