Books about Hrethel:

booksKing Hrethel's Sorrow and the Limits of Heroic Action in Beowulf (Essay in: Speculum, A Journal of Medieval Studies... by Linda Georgianna (1987)


Wiki information Hrethel:

Man, Deceased Person, Person

Hrethel was the king of the Geats, in Beowulf. He was the son or son-in-law of Swerting and he had three sons Hæþcyn, Herebeald and Hygelac. He also had a daughter who married Ecgþeow and had the son Beowulf. Hrethel fostered Beowulf by taking him...

Fictional Object

Nægling is the name of one of the swords used by Beowulf in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem of Beowulf. The name derives from "nægl", or "nail", and may correspond to Nagelring, a sword from the Vilkina saga. It is possibly the sword of Hrethel, which...