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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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  • Fall '09
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  • Geats, large sea bird, current running contrary, Finnsburh episode. Hygelac, Frisians Germanic, western Frisians

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