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INGELD - A prince of the Hathobards. Married to Freaw.
JUTES - A Frisian tribe.
NAGLING - Beowulf's sword.
OFFA - King of the Angles, husband of Thrith.
ONELA - A Swedish king, son of Ongentho. Killed the Geat king Herdred and is later killed by his nephew.
ONGENTHO (Ongentheow) - A Swedish king. Killer of Hathcyn. Eventually killed by a group of Geats, led by Higlac.
RENNSBURG - Location of the battle between the Swedes and Geats.
SHILD (Scyld) - A Danish king.
SIEGMUND (Sigemund) - Legendary Germanic hero, whose story is recounted in the poem. Son of Vels, father of Fitia.
SWERTING - Grandfather of Higlac.
THRITH (Thryth) - Offa's wife. A haughty and violent woman who is later tamed by her husband.
UNFERTH - A Danish warrior. Attempts to slander Beowulf's reputation when the hero arrives in Denmark.
VELS - Siegmund's father.
WAYLAND - A master smith celebrated in many Germanic poems.
WELTHOW (Wealtheow) - Wife of Hrothgar.
WEXSTAN (Weoxstan) - Wiglaf's father. Killed Onela's nephew, when the Swedish king invaded Geatland.
WIGLAF - A Geat warrior, who joined Beowulf in the fight against the dragon.
WULF - A Geat warrior, brother of Efor.
WULFGAR - A Danish warrior. He informs Hrothgar of Beowulf's arrival in Denmark.
WULFINGS (Wylfings) - A Germanic tribe who resided on the Baltic Sea.
YRS - Daughter of Healfdane.