Beow Son of Scyld. Had 4 sons & daughters.
Beowulf Hygelac's thane. (A Geat or Weder). Son of Ecgtheow, great warrior whom Hrothgar knew.
Breca A young warrior friend of Beowulf. Competed with him in a swimming match.
Eschere Hrothgar's comrade, closest counsellor & friend. Murdered by Grendel's mother.
Freawaru Daughter of Hrothgar who was to marry the son of Froda to settle a feud.
Grendel Monster terrorizing the Danes.
Hrethric & Hrothmund  sons of Hrothgar & Wealhtheow.
Hrothgar Great warrior. King in story. Had a great mead-hall--Herot or the Hall of the Hart, where he feasted & rewarded his warriors.
Hygd Hygelac's young wife.
Hygelac Prince of the Geats to whom Beowulf declares allegiance. Son of Hrethel.
Scyld Dead king who led the Danes. Was found as a baby on a ship. Established dynasty.
Unferth Herald @ Hrothgar's court. Name means "disturber of the peace." He's envious, backbiting, cowardly. Eventually comes to respect & befriend Beowulf.
Wealhtheow Queen. Hrothgar's wife.
Wiglaf Helps old King Beowulf slay dragon. Wechstan's son, relation of Beowulf.