Beowulf Character List

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Herot ? name of Danish warrior hallBeowulf ? heroic Geat warriorGrendel ? monster who attacks the DanesGrendel's mother ? monster who attacks the Danes out of revenge for son's defeatDragon ? monster who attacks the Geats because a thief steals from its treasure Hrothgar ? King of the Dani

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Beowulf Character List

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1. Beowulf Character List Danes – citizens of Denmark; their country is being attacked by Grendel Geats – citizens of Geatland (modern-day Sweden); home of Beowulf the hero and his ancestors

2. Herot – name of Danish warrior hall Beowulf – heroic Geat warrior Grendel – monster who attacks the Danes Grendel’s mother – monster who attacks the Danes out of revenge for son’s defeat Dragon – monster who attacks the Geats because a thief steals from its treasure Hrothgar – King of the Danish people; grateful to Beowulf for his assistance (kenning – Healfdane’s son) Higlac – King of Geatland; Beowulf’s uncle Wiglaf – relative of Beowulf; comes to Beowulf’s aid in battle with dragon

3. Tonight’s Assignment: Read text pages 33-44 Be prepared to answer this question tomorrow… Why does Beowulf travel all the way to Denmark to battle Grendel?

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