This character is never given a proper name in the story. He is a stranger from across the sea who came to kill the monster Grendel. He has the strength of thirty men.
This character's existence may be real or a figment of Grendel's imagination. This character is a speaker of philosophy and has a cynical view of the world. After meeting with this character, the monster Grendel is invincible to weapons.
The high priest Ork's company includes four other priests who serve under him. This character is fond of quoting scripture and focuses on the gospel.
This character is the youngest of the priests. He believes Ork's words about Grendel.
She is Hrothgar's daughter by "a woman who'd died" (Chap. 8). Hrothgar, however, plans to marry her off to the ruler of another rival fiefdom.
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