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Unformatted text preview: 23:4446)." Offa king of the European (not English) Angles. Ohthere and Onela Ongentheow's sons, Swedes. Onela killed Geat King Heardred. Ongentheow Swede king, father of Onela and Ohthere; killed by Hygelac's retainers Wulf and Eofor at Ravenswood. palisade a defensive fortification or fence made of pointed sticks (pales). the prince's thane here, a reference to Hengest. protector of nobles Beowulf. protector of sailors Beowulf. race of giants here, some of the descendants of Cain. Ravenswood site (in Sweden) of major battle between Geats and Swedes. retainer an attendant to the king, here sometimes used interchangeably with "thane." Ring-Danes the Scyldings....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09