Anglo-Saxon Mythology Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of Anglo-Saxon England.
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BEOWULFmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Possibly means "bee wolf" (in effect equal to "bear") from Old English beo "bee" and wulf "wolf". This is the name of the main character in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'. Set in Denmark, the poem tells how he slays the monster Grendel and its mother at the request of king Hroðgar. After this Beowulf becomes the king of the Geats. The conclusion of the poem tells how Beawulf, in his old age, slays a dragon but is himself mortally wounded in the act.
FRIGEfAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
PUCKm & fAnglo-Saxon Mythology, Dutch
Meaning unknown, from Old English puca. It could ultimately be of either Germanic or Celtic origin. In English legend this was the name of a mischievous spirit, also known as Robin Goodfellow. He appears in Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1600).
ÞUNORmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Þórr (see THOR).
TIWmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon form of Tiwaz (see TYR).
WODENmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN). The day of the week Wednesday is named for him.
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