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Unformatted text preview: in Germanic legend, a blacksmith with magical powers; he made Beowulf's war-shirt (455). Weohstan probably part Swede (Scylfing) and part Geat (as Chickering suggests, p. 369), father of Wiglaf. Weohstan apparently killed the Swede Eanmund on behalf of the victim's uncle, Onela, and was rewarded with Eanmund's war gear, which he eventually passed on to Wiglaf. whale-road ocean or sea, from the Anglo-Saxon hron-rade . This is one of the poem's best known kennings, descriptive metaphors that identify a person or thing by a chief characteristic or use. Withergyld a Heathobard warrior. word-hoard a kenning for vocabulary. woven snake-blade in constructing swords, numerous thin iron rods were woven together and forged to form a single blade. Yrmenlaf a Dane, Aeschere's younger brother....
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