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Beowulf Character List
A brief set of descriptions on the characters in Beowulf
A hero who fights Grendel, Grendel's Mother and a fire breathing dragon; protagonist
King of the Danes; Father figure to Beowulf
A demon that lives in the mead-hall, Heorot
A swamp-hag who wreaks Heorot for vengeance
An ancient, powerful serpant that guards treasures in a hill
The legendary Danish King from whom Hrothgar is descended
Son of Shield Sheafson, father of Halfdane
Father of Hrothgar, Heorogar and Halga; Succeeded Beow
Wife of Hrothgar
Warrior who refuses to battle Grendel; jealous of Beowulf
Hrothgar's elder son who is offered advice by Beowulf
Helps Beowulf fight the dragon whilst all the others run away
Geatish king that took Beowulf in after the death of his father