Ecgtheow Beowulf's father.Ecgwela a former Danish leader.eddy a current running contrary to the main current, sometimes producing whirlpools.Eofor and Wulf fought Swedes' King Ongentheow to his death. For a chronology of the Geats' feuds, see Chickering, pp. 361–62.Eomer son of Offa.fen low, swampy land.feud-bites a kenning for wounds.Fitela nephew of Sigemund, possibly his bastard son.flagon a vessel for holding mead or other alcoholic liquids, usually made of metal or pottery and featuring a spout as well as a handle.Folcwalda father of Finn.Frankish pertaining to the Franks, a Germanic tribe in the Rhine region.Franks and Frisians Germanic tribes united in opposition to the Geats.Frisia Hygelac was killed in an apparently ill-conceived battle with the western Frisians (allies of the
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Geats, large sea bird, current running contrary, Finnsburh episode. Hygelac, Frisians Germanic, western Frisians