a Danish king, Shild's son, Healfdane's father.
Geat, boastful, cunning, kills Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon, follows code of chivalry
chief of a tribe known as the Brondings; a contemporary and young companion of Beowulf. His father is Bonstan
a Frank warrior, Higlic's killer, who is killed by Beowulf
a Danish nobleman, high in the councils of king Hrothgar. Killed by Grendel's mother
a Frisian king, married to Hnaf's sister
a West German people, resident near the Rhine and Meuse rivers. A Frankish tribe conquered Gaul
a Danish princess, Hrothgar's daughter. She is given in marriage to Ingeld
a West German people, resident in what is now northwestern Holland.
a people on southern Sweden
a man-eating monster
a king of the Geats, Hrethel's son
a seafaring German tribe
a Danish king, Beo's son, and father of Hergar, Hrothgar, Halga, and Urs.
Danish warrior, Hnaf's chief lieutenant
a prince of the Geats, he is killed in the hunting accident
a king of the Geats, Higlac's son, killed by Swedish king
battle hall, built by king Hrothgar
Higlac's wife, Hareth's daughter. Her name means "thoughtful"
a king of the Geats, Hrethel's son, younger brother of Herbald and Hathcyn
a Danish king, killed by Finn; his sister was finn's wife
a king of the Geats, Higlac's father, Beowulf's grandfather
Unferth's ancient sword.
a Frisian people, or a people allied with (and possibly subordinate to?) the Frisians.
the name of Beowulf's sword.
a Danish king, Beo's father, Healfdane's grandfather
one of Hrothgar's courtiers
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