Pirates, Gladiators and Legends Chapters

Stories about Roman gladiators, Caribbean pirates and legendary figures (such as Alexander the Great) remain popular. Who are some of these formidable characters?

Grendel is a monster, possibly a troll, attacking Heorot, the King's mead hall, every night killing some of its residents.

To avenge her son's death, Grendel's sea-hag mother kills Heorot's residents until Beowulf stops her.

On June 7, 1692 an earthquake destroys Port Royal and the town never recovers.

After Columbus "discovers" some of the Caribbean islands, Spain claims them and the area becomes known as the "Spanish Main."

The Greeks build and leave a huge wooden horse outside the gates of Troy as a gift. During the night, Greeks exit the horse and begin to conquer Troy.

Tortuga, located off the coast of Haiti, is home to buccaneers and a safe harbor for pirates.

In Norse mythology, trolls are supernatural and dangerous beings.

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