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Beowulf In Context 1 In Context Background Material Glossary of Proper Names Abel slain by his brother Cain ; the story is told in Genesis 4.1–16 Ælfhere kinsman of Wiglaf Æschere a prominent Dane, advisor to Hrothgar ; slain by Grendel’s mother Battle-Scylding see Scyldings Battle-Scylfing see Scylfings Beanstan father of Breca Beowulf (prologue) Danish king, son of Scyld Breca engaged in a youthful swimming contest with Beowulf Bright-Danes see Danes Brondings the people of Breca Brosings (= Old Norse Brísings) makers of the magical necklace of Freya in Norse myth, to which a necklace in the story is compared Cain slayer of Abel in Genesis 4.1–16; father of the race of monsters Dæghrefn a warrior of the Hugas slain by Beowulf in hand-to-hand combat during Hygelac ’s ill-fated raid on the Frisians Danes Hrothgar ’s people; the Scyldings ; also called Bright-, Half-, Ring-, Spear-, East-, West-, North-, and South-Danes Eadgils son of Ohthere , brother of Eanmund Eanmund son of Ohthere , brother of Eadgils ; slain by Weohstan East-Danes see Danes Ecglaf father of Unferth Ecgtheow father of Beowulf Ecgwala a Danish king; the “sons of Ecgwala” are the Danes Eofor a warrior of the Geats ; brother of Wulf ; slayer of Ongentheow ; son-in-law of Hygelac Eomer son of Offa Eormanric king of the Ostrogoths Eotens unclear: perhaps the Jutes , perhaps the Frisians , perhaps “giants” (the literal meaning of the word) as a nickname for one group or the other Finn king of the Frisians , husband of Hildeburh ; killed by Hengest Finns the people of Finland; the Lapps Fitela legendary companion, nephew (and son) of Sigemund Folcwalda father of Finn Franks a Germanic tribe; see Hetware , Hugas , Merovingians Freawaru daughter of Hrothgar betrothed to Ingeld Frisians a Germanic tribe; Finn ’s people Froda chief of the Heathobards , father of Ingeld Garmund father of Offa Geats Hygelac
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