Yngling

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Yngling

(ˈɪŋlɪŋ)
n
a type of keelboat, designed to be crewed by three people
[C20: Norwegian, literally: youngster]
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Yet the central figure in this most famous piece of Anglo-Saxon epic poetry belongs not to Jutland, Schleswig or Holstein, as might be expected, but to Sweden: Beowulf was of the Geats, generally considered to be the Gotar from Gotaland in southern Sweden, and the poem is largely to do with the relationships between the Geats, the Scylfings (Svear, Swedes or Ynglingas) to the north-east, and the Scyldings of Denmark.