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Beo

a Danish king, Shild's son, Healfdane's father.

Beowulf

Geat, boastful, cunning, kills Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, follows code of chivalry

Brecca

chief of a tribe known as the Brondings; a contemporary and young companion of Beowulf. His father is Bonstan

Dagref

a Frank warrior, Higlic's killer, who is killed by Beowulf

Edgetho

Beowulfs father

Esher

a Danish nobleman, high in the councils of king Hrothgar. Killed by Grendel's mother

Finn

a Frisian king, married to Hnaf's sister

Franks

a West German people, resident near the Rhine and Meuse rivers. A Frankish tribe conquered Gaul

Freaw

a Danish princess, Hrothgar's daughter. She is given in marriage to Ingeld

Frisians

a West German people, resident in what is now northwestern Holland.

Geats

a people on southern Sweden

Grendel

a man-eating monster

Hathcyn

a king of the Geats, Hrethel's son

Hathobards

a seafaring German tribe

Healfdane

a Danish king, Beo's son, and father of Hergar, Hrothgar, Halga, and Urs.

Hengest

Danish warrior, Hnaf's chief lieutenant

Herbald

a prince of the Geats, he is killed in the hunting accident

Herdred

a king of the Geats, Higlac's son, killed by Swedish king

Hermod

Danish king

Herot

battle hall, built by king Hrothgar

Higd

Higlac's wife, Hareth's daughter. Her name means "thoughtful"

Higlac

a king of the Geats, Hrethel's son, younger brother of Herbald and Hathcyn

Hnaf

a Danish king, killed by Finn; his sister was finn's wife

Hrethel

a king of the Geats, Higlac's father, Beowulf's grandfather

Hrothgar

a danish king

Hrunting

Unferth's ancient sword.

Jutes

a Frisian people, or a people allied with (and possibly subordinate to?) the Frisians.

Nagling

the name of Beowulf's sword.

Onela

a Swedish king

Ongentho

a Swedish king

Shild

a Danish king, Beo's father, Healfdane's grandfather

Unferth

one of Hrothgar's courtiers

Welthow

Hrothgar's wife

Wexstan

Wiglaf's father

Wiglaf

a Geat warrior

Wulfgar

Hrothgar's herald

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