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How is Beowulf kin to King Hygelac?

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perris18 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM via web

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How is Beowulf kin to King Hygelac?

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athom73 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM (Answer #1)

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King Hygelac is Beowulf's uncle.  Beowulf's mother was Hygelac's sister.  Hrethel was Hygelac's father and Beowulf's grandfather.

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