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Beowulf: Character List

Beowulf: Character List
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Naegling
sword that fails Beowulf when he faces the dragon
Unferth
envious Dane who taunts Beowulf
Hygelac
uncle to Beowulf and king of the Geats
Ecgtheow
Hrothgar pays his wergild (man-price)
Wiglaf
only loyal Thane to Beowulf
Waegmundings
Wiglaf and Beowulf were the last survivors of this clan
Heorot
Danish Mead Hall attacked by Grendel
Grendel
monster from the line of Cain
Grendel's Mother
attacks the Danes out of vengence
Wealtheow
Hrothgar's wife
Dragon
treasure-hoarder
Hrunting
sword that fails Beowulf when he faces Grendel's mother
Jutes
bard sings of the Danish conquest over this tribe
Ongentheow
king of the Swedes, killed in their feud with the Geats
Beowulf
the hero whom "the cutting edge on iron" never helped in battle