Hrothulf.—Probably a son of Halga, younger brother of Hrothgar. Certainly on terms of close intimacy in Hrothgar’s palace.—16_26; 18_57.
Hrunting.—Unferth’s sword, lent to Beowulf.—22_71; 25_9.
Hugs.—A race in alliance with the Franks and Frisians at the time of Higelac’s fall.—35_41.
Hun.—A Frisian warrior, probably general of the Hetwars. Gives Hengest a beautiful sword.—18_19.
Hunferth.—Sometimes used for Unferth.
Hygelac, Higelac.—King of the Geats, uncle and liegelord of Beowulf, the hero of the poem.—His second wife is the lovely Hygd, daughter of Haereth. The son of their union is Heardred. Is slain in a war with the Hugs, Franks, and Frisians combined. Beowulf is regent, and afterwards king of the Geats.—4_6; 5_4; 28_34; 29_9; 29_21; 31_56.
Hygd.—Wife of Higelac, and daughter of Haereth. There are some indications that she married Beowulf after she became a widow.—28_37.
Ingeld.—Son of the Heathobard king, Froda. Marries Hrothgar’s daughter, Freaware, in order to reconcile the two peoples.—29_62; 30_32.
Ingwins.—Another name for the Danes.—16_52; 20_69.
Jutes.—Name sometimes applied to Finn’s people.—17_22; 17_38; 18_17.
Lafing.—Name of a famous sword presented to Hengest by Hun.—18_19.
Merewing.—A Frankish king, probably engaged in the war in which Higelac was slain.—40_29.
Offa.—King of the Angles, and son of Garmund. Marries the terrible Thrytho who is so strongly contrasted with Hygd.—28_59; 28_66.
Ohthere.—Son of Ongentheow, king of the Swedes. He is father of Eanmund and Eadgils.—40_35; 40_39.
Onela.—Brother of Ohthere.—36_15; 40_39.
Ongentheow.—King of Sweden, of the Scylfing dynasty. Married, perhaps, Elan, daughter of Healfdene.—35_26; 41_16.
Oslaf.—A Dane of Hnaef’s party.—18_24.
Ravenswood.—The forest near which Haethcyn was slain.—40_31; 40_41.
Scefing.—Applied (1_4) to Scyld, and meaning ‘son of Scef.’
Scyld.—Founder of the dynasty to which Hrothgar, his father, and grandfather belonged. He dies, and his body is put on a vessel, and set adrift. He goes from Daneland just as he had come to it—in a bark.—1_4; 1_19; 1_27.
Scyldings.—The descendants of Scyld. They are also called Honor-Scyldings, Victory-Scyldings, War-Scyldings, etc. (See ‘Danes,’ above.)—2_1; 7_1; 8_1.
Scylfings.—A Swedish royal line to which Wiglaf belonged.—36_2.
Sigemund.—Son of Waels, and uncle and father of Fitela. His struggle with a dragon is related in connection with Beowulf’s deeds of prowess.—14_38; 14_47.