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Hengist

died ?488 ad, a leader, with his brother Horsa, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain; he is thought to have conquered Kent (?455)
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In the case of Cirith Ungol, of course, the ancient figures from myth still live, whereas Hengest is not likely to invade Hinksley in the foreseeable future.
Johnson, an independent scholar and historian, uses the methodology from his previous book, Origins of Arthurian Romance, to reconstruct the history of post-Roman Britain and the legendary figures of Hengest, Horsa, and Gwrtheyrn.
5) Scott Gwara argues that Hengest mirrors Beowulf and that the minstrel speculates that Hrothgar's new alliance with the newly adopted hero may turn out to be a failure.
Critical appraisals of the episode often assume that the dynamics of its tragedy rely on Hildeburh and Hengest contrasted as, respectively, passive and active agents (7).
And in their days Hengest and Horsa, invited by Vortigern, king of the Britons landed in Britain in a place that is called Ipwinesfleet, at first to help the Britons, but they afterwards fought against them.
with three longships, and their commanders were Hengest and Horsa.
If English history was to be conceived as a sequence of events that began with Hengest, history as an intellectual discipline got its true start with Alfred: "The writer of English history may be pardoned if he lingers too fondly over the figure of the king in whose court, at whose impulse, it may be in whose very words, English history begins.
Settlers led from Bree by the Fallowhide brothers Marcho and Blanco correspond to the Anglo-Saxons Hengest and Horsa--as discussed at length by Tom Shippey in his Road to Middle-earth.
Here JRRT abandons the Norse sources and turns to Nibelungenlied, supplemented by material from Finn & Hengest not originally connected to the Niflung story.
that Anlaf, the leader of the currently invading forces will never equal Hengest or Horsa, which leads back to Tidwald's current concern.
In making references to figures like Beowuif (the hero, not the poem), Grendel, and Hengest and Horsa, Tolkien seems to remove for a moment the "suspension of disbelief" caused by his adherence to the Old English style.