Beowulf Glossary

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Hiccup
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235739
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Beowulf Glossary
Updated:
2013-09-18 22:55:29
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Common glossary terms and characters found in Beowulf (from The Broadview Anthology of British Literature). Does not include ALL terms from text.
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  1. Who is Aeschere? What happens to him?
    Dane/Advisor to Hrothgar. He is killed by Grendel's mother (taken to her lair and decapitated)
  2. Who challenged Beowulf to a swimming contest?
    Breca
  3. What events transpired during the swimming contest?
    Breca and Beowulf swam for 5 nights armed with swords. Beowulf kills 9 sea monsters  (and is swept to land of Finns.)
  4. Name the mythical Norse necklace and its significance.
    Brosinga. Worn by Norse goddess Freya, represents god-like prowess in the people it is given to.

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