Beowulf Characters list

The Dragon

The Dragon is described as a massive and ancient serpent, possessing immense strength, a venomous bite, and the ability to breathe fire. It guards a vast treasure hoard, which becomes the object of Beowulf’s quest in his later years. The Dragon’s ferocity and its ability to lay waste to entire villages with its fiery breath evoke a sense of dread and danger.


Beowulf is a heroic warrior and the main character of the epic poem, Beowulf. He is a Geat who travels to Denmark to defeat a monster named Grendel and its mother. He later becomes the king of his own people, and in his old age, he faces a final battle against a dragon. Beowulf is known for his strength, bravery, and loyalty to his people.


Grendel is a monstrous creature in the epic poem Beowulf, who is depicted as a fierce and bloodthirsty adversary of the hero, Beowulf. He is known to terrorize the mead hall of Hrothgar, killing and devouring the king’s men.

Grendel’s mother

Grendel’s mother is a monstrous creature who seeks revenge for her son’s death, and is depicted as cunning and violent in the epic poem Beowulf.


Hrothgar is the elderly king of the Danes who is plagued by a vicious and powerful monster named Grendel.


Unferth is a warrior who initially doubts Beowulf’s abilities but eventually becomes a supporter and friend of the hero.


Wiglaf, a loyal warrior and a kinsman of Beowulf, helps him slay the dragon and becomes his successor as king.

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