Unformatted text preview: routed. Ingwines another name for the Danes, literally "friends of Ing." Ingwines another name for the Scyldings. killer-guest Grendel. The poet ironically plays with the theme of hospitality. King of Glory God, not Hrothgar. kingdom of waters here, simply a reference to the mere and the ogres' hideaway. kinsman of Hemming here, a reference to Offa. Lapps inhabitants of northern Scandinavia and Finland. The Anglo-Saxon is "Finna land" (580). Life-lord God. lineage ancestry, background, heritage. the lord of those rings Beowulf, with a reference to the rings that form his mail-shirt....
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- Fall '09
- heirloom sword Beowulf, Hrethric Hrothgar, Frisian subgroup