superhuman hero; kills Grendel
lost an arm; lives in the marshes; rampaged for 12 years
Danish great hall; Hall of Hart
King of Sweden
Hrothgar's advisor; jealous of Beowulf
kind ruler of Denmark
one of English ancestry
one who serves the king
helps to slay dragon
it is a epic poem
Why is the title of this selection underlined?
a long narrative poem about the adventures of a protagonist
What is the definition of an epic poem?
Who was the main DANISH character?
Beowulf is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Higlac is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Hrothgar is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Wiglad is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Grendel is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Heorot is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Geatland is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Hall of Hart is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
Denmark is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
unferth is Danish, Swedish, or Neither
one who was killed with an ancient sword
had an arm ripped off; one who was killed with bare hands
phrases used in Beowulf
Minstrel, singing poet
ruled Sweden for 50 years
Higlac and Hrothgar
two who loved Beowulf as a sone
"Are you the same boastful fool who fought a swimming match with Brecca?" SPEAKER
"Of living strong men, he was the strongers..." SPOKEN ABOUT
Grendel and his mother
"THEY live in secret places, windy cliffs, wolf dens where no water pours from the rocks, then runs underground." IDENTIFY THEY
"All of us swore to repay him when the time came." SPEAKER
Beowulf slaying the dragon and taking treasures
"No man but me could hope to defeat this monster. No one could try. And this.....'s treasure, his gold and everything hidden in that tower, will be mine or war will sweep me to a bitter death." SPEAKER AND WHAT IS SPOKEN ABOUT
.... Is the circle of megaliths or huge stones that were created around 2000 BC when invaders from Spain and Portugal arrived in Great Britain
Another invading tribe, the Celts, had priest called _____, who conducted sacrificial rites in forest shrines
The emperor named _____. Build a wall to protect the northern border of Great Britain.
Angles, Saxons, Jutes, King Arthur
_____, ______, and _____ were the Germanic tribes that invaded England. The defeated tribes that ended up in Wales were the ones who started the legend of _____.
The Angles were the early name for the _____
_____ was sent from Rome, along with other missionaries, to convert most of the Anglo-Saxon kings and their people to Christianity
Alfred the Great
The most successful opponent of the Vikings was _____.
William the Conqueror
The Norman Invasion of 1066 was led by _____.
The priest who wrote THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE was _____.
A "demon grim" describes ______.
a thane is a _____.
When Beowulf first enters Heorot, the great feasting hall of the Danes, he is _____.
A break in the middle of a line is called _____.
envies Beowulf's fame and courage
Unferth challenges Beowulf because Unferth ______.
his own hands
In his fierce combat with Grendel, Beowulf is armed with _____.
save Hrothgar and the Danes from the monster
Beowulf slays Grendel to _____.
What are the dates of the Anglo Saxon period