Unformatted text preview: shepherd of sins Grendel, perhaps in contrast to God as shepherd of souls. shield of the people here, a reference to King Hrothgar. son of Ecglaf Unferth. Sorrow Hill in Geatland, site of a battle where Swedes ambushed the Geats after Hrethel's death. Spear-Danes Scyldings, the tribe of Scyld Scefing. striplings adolescents, young warriors. swathe to wrap with bandages. swift roan Horses played an important role among the royalty, but most of the fighting was executed on foot. thanes warriors who serve a king or feudal lord in exchange for land or treasure. two seas apparently the Baltic and the Atlantic; possibly the Baltic and the North Sea....
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- Fall '09
- advisor, Baltic, Ancient Germanic peoples, feudal lord. Ruler, thanes, seawind