Beowulf Kennings and Epithets

axe blood-ember
battle spear-din
blood battle-sweat
blood wound-sea
king breaker of rings
corpse raven-havest
death sleep of the sword
death flame-farewelled
fire bane of wood
fire sun of the houses
gold seeds of the Fyris Wolds
gold serpent’s lair
gold Sif’s hair
gold Kraki’s seed
gold Freyja’s tears
honor Mind’s worth
hook bait-gallows
killing feed the Eagle
Mistletoe Baldur’s bane
Poetry Grimnir’s lip-streams
raven swan of blood
sea whale-road
sea sail road
sea whale’s way
sea swan-road
serpent valley-trout
shield headland of swords
ship wave-steed
ship sea-steed
sun sky candle
sun sky’s jewel
sun glory of elves
sword blood-worm
sword icicle of blood
sword wound-hoe
sword onion of war
war weather of weapons
warrior feeder of ravens
warrior destroys of eagle’s hunger
wind breaker of trees
skeleton bone-cage
good friend gold-friend
demon Hell-serf
warriors shield-bearers
armor war-gear
armor chain mail
speech word-hoard
Beowulf Prince of the Weders
Beowulf Son of Ecgtheow
Beowulf The Geatish hero
Beowulf Lord of the seamen
Grendel Midnight stalker
Grendel Woodland walker
Grendel Bone crusher
Grendel Blood gusher
Grendel Human killer
Grendel dread of the land
Grendel Terror-monger
Grendel Captain of evil
body bone house
sword battle light
ship wave-floater
sea seal bath

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