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Hero-Myths and Legends of the British Race

Page: 204

Homer. Greeks of, early Britons, and Irish Celts, racial affinity between, 184

Hood, Robin. See Robin Hood

Horn. His story originally a story of Viking raids, 286;
son of King Murry and Queen Godhild, 286, 308;
Athulf, and next Fikenhild, his favourite companions, 287;
captured by Saracens, 288;
cast adrift upon the sea, 288, 289;
lands on shore of Westernesse, 289;
questioned by King of Westernesse, 290;
adopted by King Ailmar, 291;
Athelbrus trains as a knight, 291, 292;
loved by Princess Rymenhild, 292;
Athulf personates before Princess Rymenhild, 293;
welcomed to Rymenhild’s bower, and hears her declaration of love, 294, 295;
dubbed knight, 297;
his first exploit, 298;
spied on by Fikenhild, 299, 300;
banished by King Ailmar, 300;
sails for Ireland, 301;
serves King Thurston under name of Cuthbert, 301;
slays the giant emir, 301, 302;
King Thurston offers his kingdom and daughter to, 302;
receives letter from Rymenhild, 304;
reveals his identity to King Thurston and implores his help, 304;
returns to Westernesse, accompanied by Irish knights, 304;
in disguise, visits Rymenhild’s wedding feast, 305;
his stratagem to test Rymenhild’s love, 306, 307;
the fictitious death of, 307;
reveals his identity to Rymenhild, 307;
arranges with Athulf to deliver Rymenhild, 308;
weds Rymenhild, 308;
reconquers Suddene, 310;
finds his mother, 310, 311;
crowned King of Suddene, 311;
warned in dream of Rymenhild’s danger, 311;
his return to Westernesse, 311, 312;
slays Fikenhild, 313;
dwells at Suddene with Rymenhild, 313

Howard the Halt. Popular Icelandic saga, 96;
famous Viking, 97;
Biargey, wife of, 97;
Olaf, son of, 97;
upbraids Olaf, 100;
removes from Bathstead, 103;
mourns Olaf’s death, 106;
claims wergild for Olaf, 106-111;
sheltered by Steinthor, 108, 109;
urged by Biargey to seek vengeance, 106, 107, 113;
seeks help of Valbrand, 114;
slays Thorbiorn, 116;
sheltered by Steinthor, 117;
judgment of Thing against, 118;
his nephews exiled, 118

Hrethel (rethel). Father of Hygelac and grandfather of Beowulf, 6;
Beowulf and the king’s sons, Herebeald, Hathcyn, and Hygelac, 34;
Beowulf recites his death, 35

Hrethric (re´th-ric). Son of Hrothgar; succeeds his father, 31

Hrothgar (roth´gār). Great-grandson of Scyld, 2;
builds the hall Heorot, or “The Hart,” 3;
grief of, over Grendel’s fierce ravages, 4;
champions offer aid to, 5;
Geats conducted to, 8;
son of Healfdene, 9;
Wealhtheow, wife of, 14;
rejoices over Beowulf’s victory, 18-29;
Aschere, thane of, carried off by Grendel’s mother, 21;
grief [Pg 366] of, over loss of Aschere, 22;
succeeded by his son Hrethric, 31

Hrunting (runting). Hunferth’s sword, lent Beowulf for the purpose of attacking Grendel’s mother, 23-25

Hugas. See Huns, 50

Hugh the Raven. Youngest son of Grim; accompanies Havelok to Denmark, 87

Humber. Grim arrives in, 81

Hunferth. Hrothgar’s orator, jealous of Beowulf, 12;
lends Beowulf his sword, Hrunting, 23, 24

Huns. Form a confederation with the Goths, Franks, and Hugas to overthrow Constantine, 50;
Romans conquer by Cross standard, 52

Hygd. Wife of King Hygelac; hails Beowulf’s return to Geatland, 29, 30;
offers crown to Beowulf, 31

Hygelac (hē´gĕ-lac). King of Geats, 1;
son of King Hrethel, 5, 34;
brother-in-law of Ecgtheow, 6;
uncle of Beowulf, 6;
hails Beowulf’s return to Geatland, 29, 30;
Beowulf chief champion of, 30;
slain in expedition against the Hetware, 31;
succeeded by his son, Heardred, 31;
brought up with brothers, Herebeald and Hathcyn, and Beowulf, 34

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Icefirth. Thorbiorn in, 97

Iceland. Christian faith in, 96, 97

Icelandic.
1. Saga, “Howard the Halt,” 96.
2. Ghosts, reference to, 96

Innis Eoalan. The Lady of Loch Awe builds a castle on ruins of White House on, 257

Innocents, Holy. Constantine declared more cruel than Herod, who killed the, 67

Ireland. Characteristics common to people of, 156;
known in olden Europe as “Isle of Saints,” 157;
Gospel preached to people of, 157;
High King of, convinced of truth of Trinity, 157;
strife in, 158;
famine in, 159-183;
famine tempts people to revolt from the True Faith, 167;
demons arrive in, 168;
Cuchulain without fear among the champions of, 185;
Horn at, 301-304;
Horn touches at, on way to Suddene, 313;
Sigtryg, son of a Danish king, in, 343;
Hereward sails for, 346

Irish. Relation of literature, to Greek literature, 184;
Celts, early Britons, and Greeks of Homer, one stock, 184;
heroes, and legends concerning, 248

Isle of Saints. See Ireland,


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