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(Biography) died ?488 ad, a leader, with his brother Horsa, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain; he is thought to have conquered Kent (?455)


or Hen•gest

(ˈhɛŋ gɪst, ˈhɛn dʒɪst)

died A.D. 488?, chief of the Jutes: with his brother Horsa led invasion of S Britain c440.
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On 20th July the battalion entrained at Ribemont for Saleux, after which they marched to Hengest.
Similarly, he proposed etymologies for the surname Neave of his Aunt Jane and for the English place name Hinksey, that linked these names respectively to the legendary figures Hnaef and Hengest from Anglo-Saxon mythology (Shippey "Tolkien and the Beowulf-Poet" 17; "A Look at Exodus and Finn and Hengest" 184-185).
Hengest broods and contemplates how to bring about vengeance.
Hengest, Gwrtheyrn and the Chronology of Post-Roman Britain
Hengest has sworn an oath to Finn that he and his men will not resume war.
amp; On hiera dagum Hengest & Horsa from Wyrtgeorne gelealaade Bretta kyninge gesohton Bretene on pam stape pe is genemned Ypwinesfleot, aerest Brettum to fultume, ac hie eft on hie fuhton.
Above ground Grendel goes to the Shaper's funeral, where he hears old songs that tell how Hengest, who spent a cold winter as the guest of Finn, could not overcome his desire for revenge and killed the king to whom his sister Hildeburh was given in marriage.
1142-44), the son of Hunlaf rouses Hengest to action with the 'accustomed remedy', a sword placed across Hengest's knees.
It is, however, significant that Laghamon departs from Wace, his immediate source, by describing the first invader Hengest as a Saxon from a region called 'Angles', and characterizing Athelstan, who arrived centuries later from Sexlonde, as 'the formeste Englisce mon' to become King of England.
It is true that the landing of Hengest and his war-band at Ebbsfleet in the Isle of Thanet in 449 was for Green a solemn event: "No spot in Britain can be so sacred to Englishmen as that which first felt the tread of English feet.
In Nennius' British History, which Tolkien also cites in Finn and Hengest (46) and several times in the commentary to his and E.