is more than one "woman-type": consider Norse parallels
to warrior goddesses, queens, sooth-sayers, and so forth.
How do women overshadow and outperform men like Hrothgar and
Unferth? Consider the spectrum of morality displayed by both
women and men--can we reduce this poem to two teams, the Men
and the Women? How do Brynhild and Gundrun compare?
battles in halls. How do the feats of the Volsungs compare
to the hall battle with Grendel? With Grendel's mother? How
does Rhinegold play into this?