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Hrunting was the magical sword given to Beowulf by Unferth in the ancient Old English epic of the same name. Beowulf used it in battle against Grendel's Mother. Beowulf is the hero of the Anglo-Saxon poem titled after him (see Beowulf). ... Unferth was a character of the epic poem Beowulf. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... The first page of Beowulf Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem composed in the later Early Middle Ages (in the 8th, 9th or 10th century). ... Grendles Modor (or Grendels Mother -- she is never given a proper name in the poem) is one of three antagonists (along with Grendel and the dragon) in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf (c. ...


The sword possessed great power and never failed anyone who used it, however when Beowulf descended to the bottom of the lake where Grendel's Mother dwelt, the sword lost its power and the Hrunting was ineffective against the creature. Beowulf instead searched inside the lair and found a sword which belonged to the Jotuns, which only he was strong enough to lift. Beowulf used this sword to kill Grendel's Mother and decapitate the body of Grendel, but her poisonous blood melted the Giants' sword's blade like wax. Grendles Modor (or Grendels Mother -- she is never given a proper name in the poem) is one of three antagonists (along with Grendel and the dragon) in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf (c. ... The giants Fafner and Fasolt seize Freyja in Arthur Rackhams illustration to Richard Wagners version of the Norse myths. ... Grendles Modor (or Grendels Mother -- she is never given a proper name in the poem) is one of three antagonists (along with Grendel and the dragon) in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf (c. ... Grendel is one of three antagonists, along with Grendels mother and the dragon, in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf (c. ... It has been suggested that Snake poison be merged into this article or section. ...


Beowulf returned to the surface with the head of the monster (and the hilt of the sword) as proof of his victory.

"And give Unferth my old heirloom,
my splendid wavy sword
widely known among men
to have a hard edge.
I will do my glory work
with Hrunting—or
death will take me"

In popular fiction

A sword called Hrunting appears in the video game Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow as a sword with the ability to poison enemies, and in Final Fantasy X as a sword customized with the SOS Overdrive ability. It is also the name of a Noble Phantasm possesed by Archer in Fate/hollow ataraxia. Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a game that is a part of the Castlevania video game series. ... Final Fantasy X ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... An archer is someone who practices archery. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


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Hrunting (647 words)
Hrunting (being also a pretty damn fun name to say), is a sword from Aria of Sorrow.
Another sword though that lay at the depths, a rusty blade, was able to smite her, and smite her it did.
Beowulf, in the end, returns Hrunting to Hrothgar, and goes off a hero, soon to be king of his lands.
Hrunting - Castlevania Wiki (992 words)
Hrunting was the magical sword given to Beowulf by Unferth in the ancient Old English epic of the same name.
Hrunting is a prize for defeating the Headhunter in the Inner Quarters.
As in previous incarnations, the Hrunting is a poisonous sword.
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