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Hrothgar's advisor

who is decapitated
Aeschere
by Grendel's
mother

the greatest warrior


and hero of the
Beowulf
Geats who later
becomes their king

Beowulf loses a
swimming competition
Brecca to this person...because
he had to stop and fight
sea-monsters

becomes enraged
when a goblet is
dragon
stolen from his
treasure trove
This monster
terrorized Heorot for
Grendel 12 years and was a
descendant of Cain

seeks revenge
against Beowulf,
Grendel's mother
lives in a cave at the
bottom of a lake

Mead-hall constructed
in honor of King
Heorot Hrothgar, here
Hrothgar is celebrated
by his men

King of the Danes


during the time of
Hrothgar Beowulf, his kingdom
is terrorized by a
monster
name of the Sword
given to Beowulf as he
Hrunting prepares to go after
Grendel's mother

Wife of Hygelac
Hygd and queen of the
Geats

the king of the Geats


when Beowulf was a
Hygelac young warrior. He
passed his kingdom on
to Beowulf.

a fermented
beverage made
mead
from grain and
honey
The ideal Danish King
and 1st in the royal line,
Shield Sheafson ancestor of Hrothgar,
possessed all the traits
of a good king

caused the dragon


to attack Beowulf's
thief
kingdom by taking
the goblet

Danish warrior who


taunts Beowulf but
Unferth
later gives him a
gift in thanks

King Hrothgar's
Wealhtheow
wife
faithful friend and
warrior of Beowulf's,
Wiglaf only he assists Beowulf
against the dragon

the Danish coastal


guard who is the first to
Wulfgar greet Beowulf upon his
arrival in the land of the
Danes