King of the Geats, father of *Hygelac, grandfather of *Beowulf.
(*VI, *XXVI, *XXXI, *XXXIII, *XXXIIII, *XXXV, *XXXXI)
Geatish prince, eldest son of *Hreðel. Killed in an accident by his brother
Geatish prince. Second son of *Hreðel. He accidentally kills his
brother with an arrow and inherited the throne.
(*XXXIIII, *XXXV, *XXXX)
(Chlocilaicus) King of the *Geats. Historically, he lead a raid
against the Franks in 520. In the poem, he leads an attack against the
Frisians and is defeated
Second wife of *Hygelac.
(*XXVII, *XXXI, *XXXIII)
Father of *Beowulf.
Geatish king, son of *Hygelac and Hygd. Inherits Geat throne from his father
with Beowulf serving as his regent and is killed by *Onela for
harbouring *Eanmund and *Eadgils after another conflict with the Swedes. This
opens the way for *Beowulf to take the throne.
Slayer of *Ongentheow during an early raid on the Swedes. Hygelac
repaid him by offering his daughter in marriage.
Kinsman to *Wiglaf.
Father of *Hygd.
One of the comrades of *Beowulf at Heorot. He was
eaten by *Grendel.
Maternal uncle or grandfather of *Hygelac.
Family to which *Weohstan, *Wiglaf, and *Beowulf belong. There is no
historical record for who they may have been.
Father of *Wiglaf.
Kinsman of *Beowulf. He was he only Geat to come to Beowulf's
aid when they fought against the dragon. He is rewarded well for his
bravery and loyalty.
(*XXXVI, *XXXVII, *XXXVIIII, *XXXX, *XXXXII)
Father of *Wulf and *Eofor.
Wounded in battle against *Ongentheow. Brother to Eofor
A Headland on the coast of Geatland.
*Beowulf's Sword. Given to him by *Hygelac after his adventures at
Heorot. It was once owned by *Hrethel.
Chief fo the *Brondingas.
Father of *Breca.
Ring of Brosings :
Neck ring given from *Wealhtheow to *Beowulf to
*Hygd, to *Hygelac, and then lost to the *Frisians.