From Beowulf: The Hall Heorot is Attached by Grendel
a reading from Beowulf
Heorot=he who ruled wide with his words.
Heorot (Old English pronunciation: [ˈhɛo̯rɔt]; Modern: /ˈheɪ.ɒroʊt/ HAY-orr-oht, sometimes translated 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" (male deer). The Geatish (Swedish) hero Beowulf defends the royal hall and its residents from the demonic Grendel.
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