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where did the story Beowulf take place?

I'm Denmark

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when was the realm of King Hrothgar threatened?

507 AD

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what was hrothgars realm threatened from?

by the tormented demon Grendel.

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when does Grendel attack?

during their celebrations

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who does the reward that this Danish King is giving out to anyone who defeated the monster attract?

to Herot the brave Geat warrior Beowulf

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what does Beowulf seek?

glory

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what does Beowulf receive as a reward?

an old relic

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what does sumptuous mean

splendid and expensive looking

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what does despised mean

feel contempt or a deep repugnance for

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define wailed

a prolonged high pitched cry of pain grow or anger

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define hideous

ugly or disgusting to look at

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define banquet

an elaborate and formal evening mean for many people often followed by speeches

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define scabbard

a sheath for a blade of a sword or dagger, typically made out of leather or metal

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define reveller

a person who is enjoying themselves in a lively and noisy way