Beowulf - 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.
Dragon - 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.
First priest - 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.
Fourth priest - This character is the youngest of the priests. He believes Ork's words about Grendel.
Freawaru - 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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