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What is Herot in Beowulf?

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Heorot (or Herot) is a mead hall described in the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf as "the foremost of halls under heaven." It served as a palace for King Hroðgar, a legendary Danish king of the sixth century. Heorot means "Hall of the Hart." The Geatish (Swedish) hero Beowulf defends the royal hall and its residents from the demonic Grendel.


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