the lord who had killed their own ring

the lord who had killed their own ring - 23:44–46"...

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the lord who had killed their own ring-giver  an apparent reference to Finn, although it is not clear  whether he personally does the killing or even if treachery is involved. mail  flexible armor made of small, overlapping rings or scales. mead  an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and water. mere  a small lake or marsh. Merovingian  pertaining to the Franks. middle-earth  a land between Heaven and Hell, inhabited by mankind as well as a variety of good or  evil creatures with origins in legend, mythology, or fantasy. Modthrytho  an example of a disreputable ruler, possibly based on a fourth-century queen. the ninth hour  the "nones," the ninth hour after sunrise, 3 p.m. As Chickering points out (p. 338),  this is "the same hour that Christ, abandoned by all but a faithful few, died on the cross (see Luke 
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Unformatted text preview: 23:44–46)." 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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