- died a.d. 488?, chief of the Jutes: with his brother Horsa led the Teutonic invasion of southern Britain c440.
Examples from the Web for hengist
Historical Examples of hengist
I am Hengist and Horsa; I am of the ancient heroes, even legendary to them.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
And the line of Hengist and Cerdic shall be rased from the roll of empire.
And the children of Hengist are traitors and rebels—not the heirs of Ambrosius and Uther.
The blood and the tradition of Hengist and Horsa are in his veins.Revolution and Other Essays
A conference was proposed by Hengist, and accepted by Vortigern.
- died ?488 ad, a leader, with his brother Horsa, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain; he is thought to have conquered Kent (?455)