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Beowulf II

QuestionAnswer
What is a descriptive phrase or word that substitutes for a noun? Kennings
poetic synonyms in Germanic poems Kennings
"the Almighty's enemy" Kenning for Grendel
Long narrative poem that celebrates a hero's deeds Epic
adjectives that point out special traits of particular persons or things epithets
Origin of Beowulf Anglo-Saxon epic
standards of the hero in epic poetry heroic and courageous
Name of Beowulf's sword Hrunting
Woven metal Kenning for chain-mail
she-wolf Kenning for Grendel's mother
Name of Grendel's mother unknown
gray with age hoary
name of king that gives somthing to one who swears allegiance to him ring-giver
ring-giver Kenning for Beowulf
What cracked during the battle with the dragon? sword
Wexstan's son Wiglaf
The only one of Beowulf's men to stay outside of the dragon's den Wiglaf
a speech given to motivate or rouse one (Wiglaf - l705-735) to take action exhortation
Why does Wiglaf think Beowulf will fail to defeat the dragon? He is old
"unwound / His string of days on earth" dying
Beowulf death wound slash in the neck
What can "easily / Triumph, defeat the strongest of men"? gold
"Death will be softer" if Beowulf can look upon this Last of all prizes
Created by: MzMc