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Beowulf NAMES

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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