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Hrothgar (Hrōðgār; Hróarr) was a legendary Danish king living in the early 6th century. [1]

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The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Annals of Lund

The Annals of Lund (Danish: Lundeårbogen, Latin: Annales Lundenses) is a Latin manuscript written in Lund around 1250-1307.

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Anthony Hopkins

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937), better known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor, widely considered to be one of the world's greatest living actors.

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Baldr (also Balder, Baldur) is a god in Norse mythology, and a son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigg.

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Battle of Brávellir

The Battle of Brávellir or the Battle of Bråvalla was a legendary battle that is described in the sagas as taking place on the Brávellir between Sigurd Hring, king of Sweden and the Geats of Västergötland, and his uncle Harald Wartooth, king of Denmark and the Geats of Östergötland.

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Bödvar Bjarki

Bödvar Bjarki (Old Norse: Böðvar Bjarki), meaning 'Warlike Little-Bear', is the hero appearing in tales of Hrólf Kraki in the Saga of Hrólf Kraki, in the Latin epitome to the lost Skjöldunga saga, and as Biarco in Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum.

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Ben Cross

Ben Cross (born Harry Bernard Cross; 16 December 1947) is an English stage and film actor, best known for his portrayal of the British Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.

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Beowulf is an Old English epic story consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines.

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Beowulf (1999 film)

Beowulf is a 1999 American science fantasy-action film loosely based on the Old English epic poem Beowulf.

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Beowulf (2007 film)

Beowulf is a 2007 British-American 3D animated epic fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, based on the Old English epic poem of the same name.

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Beowulf (hero)

Beowulf (Old English: Bēoƿulf) is a legendary Geatish hero in the epic poem named after him, one of the oldest surviving pieces of literature in the English language.

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Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands

Beowulf is a British epic fantasy drama television series from ITV, consisting of 12 episodes and created by James Dormer, Tim Haines, and Katie Newman.

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"Berserkers" (or "berserks") were champion Norse warriors who are primarily reported in Icelandic sagas to have fought in a trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word "berserk." These champions would often go into battle without mail coats.

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Birger Nerman

Birger Nerman (6 October 1888 – 22 August 1971) was a Swedish archaeologist, professor, and author.

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Bjarkarímur is a 15th-century Icelandic rímur cycle on the Skjöldungs (the Scyldings of Beowulf), and retells among other things the adventures of Hróarr (Hroðgar) and his brother Helgi (Halga), and those of Böðvarr Bjarki.

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Chronicon Lethrense

Chronicon Lethrense (Danish: Lejrekrøniken English: Chronicle of Lejre/Leire) is a small Danish medieval work from the 12th century, written in Latin.

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Danes (Germanic tribe)

The Danes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Scandinavia, including the area now comprising Denmark proper, during the Nordic Iron Age and the Viking Age.

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Eadgils, Adils, Aðils, Adillus, Aðísl at Uppsölum, Athisl, Athislus or Adhel was a semi-legendary king of Sweden, who is estimated to have lived during the 6th century.

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An earl is a member of the nobility.

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Ecgþēow (pronounced) or Edgetho (Proto-Norse *Agiþewaz) or Ecgtheow is a character in the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf.

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Epic poetry

An epic poem, epic, epos, or epopee is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily involving a time beyond living memory in which occurred the extraordinary doings of the extraordinary men and women who, in dealings with the gods or other superhuman forces, gave shape to the moral universe that their descendants, the poet and his audience, must understand to understand themselves as a people or nation.

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Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard

Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game by Atlus for the Nintendo DS.

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Euhemerism is an approach to the interpretation of mythology in which mythological accounts are presumed to have originated from real historical events or personages.

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A feud, referred to in more extreme cases as a blood feud, vendetta, faida, beef, clan war, gang war, or private war, is a long-running argument or fight, often between social groups of people, especially families or clans.

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Francis Barton Gummere

Francis Barton Gummere (b. Burlington, New Jersey March 6, 1855 - d. Haverford, Pennsylvania May 30, 1919) was an influential scholar of folklore and ancient languages, a student of Francis James Child.

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Fróði (Frōði; Frōda; Middle High German: Vruote) is the name of a number of legendary Danish kings in various texts including Beowulf, Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda and his Ynglinga saga, Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, and the Grottasöngr.

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Freawaru, introduced in l. 2020 of the poem Beowulf, is the daughter of King Hroðgar and Queen Wealhþeow.

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Frisia (Fryslân, Dutch and Friesland) is a coastal region along the southeastern corner of the North Sea in what today is mostly a large part of the Netherlands, including modern Friesland, and smaller parts of northern Germany.

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The Geats (gēatas; gautar; götar), sometimes called Goths, were a North Germanic tribe who inhabited italic ("land of the Geats") in modern southern Sweden.

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Gesta Danorum

Gesta Danorum ("Deeds of the Danes") is a patriotic work of Danish history, by the 13th century author Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Literate", literally "the Grammarian").

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Grendel is a character in the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf (AD 700–1000).

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Grendel (film)

Grendel is a 2007 American action-fantasy television film directed by Nick Lyon and very loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.

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Grendel's mother

Grendel's mother (Grendles mōðor) is one of three antagonists in the anonymous Old English poem Beowulf (c. 700–1000 AD).

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Halfdan Scylding

Halfdan (Healfdene, Medieval, Proto-Norse: *Halbadaniz, "half Dane") was a late 5th and early 6th century legendary Danish king of the Scylding (Skjöldung) lineage, the son of king named Fróði in many accounts, noted mainly as the father to the two kings who succeeded him in the rule of Denmark, kings named Hroðgar and Halga in the Old English poem Beowulf and named Hróar and Helgi in Old Norse accounts.

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Halfdan the Valiant

Halfdan the Valiant (Hálfdan snjalli) (7th century) was the legendary father of Ivar Vidfamne according to Hervarar saga, the Ynglinga saga, Njal's Saga and Hversu Noregr byggdist.

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Halga, Helgi, Helghe or Helgo was a legendary Danish king living in the early 9th century.

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Harald Fairhair

Harald Fairhair (Old Norse: Haraldr Hárfagri, Norwegian: Harald Hårfagre, (literally "Harald Hair-pleasant"); 850 – 932) is remembered by medieval historians as the first King of Norway.

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Harald the Old

Harald Valdarsson, also known as Harald the Old (Harald hinn Gamli, born circa 568) appears only by name in Hversu Noregr byggðist, but his father, sons and their descendants played a central role in the politics of Scandinavian legends.

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Harald Wartooth

Harald Wartooth or Harold Hiltertooth (Old Norse: Haraldr hilditǫnn; Modern Swedish and Danish: Harald Hildetand; Modern Norwegian: Harald Hildetann; flourished 8th century) was a legendary king of Denmark who is mentioned in several traditional sources.

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Höðr (Old Norse: Hǫðr; often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god, the twin brother of Baldr and a son of Odin and Frigg in Norse mythology.

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The Heaðobards (Old English: Heaðubeardan, Old Low German: Headubarden, "war-beards") were possibly a branch of the Langobards, and their name may be preserved in toponym Bardengau, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Heorogar was a Danish king who appears in the Old English poem Beowulf as the eldest son of Healfdene (Halfdan), and the brother of Hroðgar (Hroar), and Halga (Helgi).

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Heorot, also 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.

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Heoroweard is a character who appears in Beowulf and also in Norse legends, where he is named Hjörvarðr or Hiartuar.

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History of Danish

The Danish language developed during the Middle Ages out of the Old East Norse, the common predecessor of Danish and Swedish.

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Hothbrodd was a legendary Norse hero, details of whose life appear in several related variations.

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Hrólfr Kraki

Hrólfr Kraki, Hroðulf, Rolfo, Roluo, Rolf Krage (early 6th century) was a legendary Danish king who appears in both Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian tradition.

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Hrólfs saga kraka

Hrólfs saga kraka, the Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, is a late legendary saga on the adventures of Hrólfr Kraki and his clan, the Skjöldungs.

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Hreðric and Hroðmund

Hreðric and Hroðmund were the sons of the Danish king Hroðgar and his queen, Wealhþeow, in the Old English epic Beowulf.

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Hversu Noregr byggðist

Hversu Noregr byggðist (How Norway was inhabited) is an account of the origin of various legendary Norwegian lineages, which survives only in the Flateyjarbók.

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Hygelac (Hygelāc; Hugleikr; italic; Ch(l)ochilaicus; died 521) was a king of the Geats according to the poem Beowulf.

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Ingeld or Ingjaldr (Old Norse) was a legendary warrior who appears in early English and Norse legends.

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Inheritance Cycle

The Inheritance Cycle is a tetralogy of young adult high fantasy novels written by American author Christopher Paolini.

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Ivar Vidfamne

Ivar Vidfamne (or Ívarr inn víðfaðmi; English exonym Ivar Widefathom; Old Danish Ivar Vidfadme – in Norwegian and Danish the form Ivar Vidfavne is sometimes used as an alternative form) was a legendary Scanian, Danish and Swedish mythological king hailing from Scania.

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John Lesslie Hall

John Lesslie Hall (March 2, 1856 – February 23, 1928), also known as J. Lesslie Hall, was an American literary scholar and poet known for his translation of Beowulf.

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Kingdom of Northumbria

The Kingdom of Northumbria (Norþanhymbra rīce) was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now northern England and south-east Scotland.

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Lejre is a town with a population of 2,415 (1 January 2015) in Lejre Municipality (Danish, kommune) on the island of Zealand in east Denmark.

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List of legendary kings of Denmark

The legendary kings of Denmark are the predecessors of Gorm the Old, half history and half legend.

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Mere (lake)

Mere in English refers to a lake that is broad in relation to its depth, e.g. Martin Mere.

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Norse clans

The Scandinavian clan or ætt/ätt (pronounced in Old Norse) was a social group based on common descent.

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Northumberland (abbreviated Northd) is a county in North East England.

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Nowell Codex

The Nowell Codex is the second of two manuscripts comprising the bound volume Cotton Vitellius A.xv, one of the four major Anglo-Saxon poetic manuscripts.

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Ohthere (also Ohtere), Old Norse Óttarr vendilkráka (Vendelcrow; in Modern Swedish Ottar Vendelkråka) is a semi-legendary king of Sweden of the house of Scylfings, who would have lived during the 6th century (fl. c. 515 – c. 530, Encyclopedia Nordisk familjebok).

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Old English literature

Old English literature or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses literature written in Old English, in Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century to the decades after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.

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Oliver Cotton

Oliver Charles Cotton (Born 20 June 1944) is an English actor, comedian and playwright, known for his prolific work on stage, TV and film.

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Oliver Elton

Oliver Elton (3 June 1861 – 4 June 1945) was an English literary scholar whose works include A Survey of English Literature (1730 - 1880) in six volumes, criticism, biography, and translations from several languages including Icelandic and Russian.

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Onela was according to Beowulf a Swedish king, the son of Ongentheow and the brother of Ohthere.

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Oral tradition

Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication where in knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another.

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Proto-Norse language

Proto-Norse (also called Proto-Scandinavian, Proto-Nordic, Ancient Scandinavian, Proto-North Germanic and a variety of other names) was an Indo-European language spoken in Scandinavia that is thought to have evolved as a northern dialect of Proto-Germanic in the first centuries CE.

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Ragnar Lodbrok

Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok (Ragnarr Loðbrók, "Ragnar shaggy breeches") was a legendary Danish and Swedish Viking hero and ruler, known from Viking Age Old Norse poetry and sagas.

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Roger is a masculine given name and a surname.

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Roskilde, located west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand, is the main city in Roskilde Municipality.

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Sagas are stories mostly about ancient Nordic and Germanic history, early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during the voyages, and migration to Iceland and of feuds between Icelandic families.

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Saxo Grammaticus

Saxo Grammaticus (1160 – 1220), also known as Saxo cognomine Longus, was a Danish historian, theologian and author.

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Scania, also known as Skåne, is the southernmost province (landskap) of Sweden.

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Old English Scylding (plural Scyldingas) and Old Norse Skjöldung (plural Skjöldungar), meaning in both languages "People of Scyld/Skjöld" refers to members of a legendary royal family of Danes, especially kings.

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Sigurd Hring

Sigurd Hring (Old Norse: Sigurðr hringr (Hringr meaning 'Ring'); (born c. 750 AD) was a legendary Swedish king mentioned in many old Scandinavian sagas. According to Bósa saga ok Herrauds, there was once a saga on Sigurd Hring, but this saga is now lost. In the old sources, he is notable for winning the Battle of the Brávellir against Harald Wartooth and for being the father of Ragnar Lodbrok.

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Skjöldunga saga

The Skjöldunga saga was an Old Norse Legendary saga.

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Sophus Bugge

Elseus Sophus Bugge (5 January 1833 – 8 July 1907) was a noted Norwegian philologist and linguist.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

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Valdar was the name of several legendary Danish kings.

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Wealhþēow (also rendered Wealhtheow or Wealthow) is a queen of the Danes in the Old English poem, Beowulf, first introduced in line 612.

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"Widsith" ("Ƿidsið") is an Old English poem of 143 lines.

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William Hurt

William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor.

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The Wulfings, Wylfings or YlfingsWord initial w was lost before rounded vowels in Proto-Norse, e.g. wulf corresponds to ulf, and Wulfing/Wylfing corresponds to Ylfing, because the i in the second syllable causes an umlaut in the first syllable u->y.

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Yrsa, Yrse, Yrs or Urse (6th centuryThe dating has never been a matter of controversy. It is inferred from the internal chronology of the sources themselves and the dating of Hygelac's raid on Frisia to c. 516. It is also supported by archaeological excavations of the barrows of Eadgils and Ohthere in Sweden. For a discussion, see e.g. Birger Nerman's Det svenska rikets uppkomst (1925) (in Swedish). For presentations of the archaeological findings, see e.g. Elisabeth Klingmark's Gamla Uppsala, Svenska kulturminnen 59, Riksantikvarieämbetet (in Swedish), or) was a tragic heroine of early Scandinavian literature.

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Zealand (Sjælland), at 7,031 km2, is the largest and most populous island in Denmark proper (thus excluding Greenland and Disko Island, which are larger).

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