a Geat, son of Edgetho and nephew of Higlac, king of the Geats.
man-eating monster who lives at the bottom of a foul mere, or mountain lake
golden guest hall built by King Hrothgar, the Danish ruler. It was decorated with the antlers of stags.
King of the Danes, builder of Herot. He had once befriended Beowulf's father.
a Geat warrior, one of Beowulf's select band and the only one to help him in his final battle.
challenges Beowulf by saying that he is a "Boastful fool" for entering a swimming match that lasted seven days
had a swimming contest with Beowulf that lasted seven days
monstrous mother attacks Herot after the killing of her son, Grendel
Hrothgar's wife, who offers mead to Hrothgar and his warriors
a fire breathing protector of a treasure, and his fight is Beowulf's last battle