Beowulf for beginners

praying the Danes prayed aloud to their many gods to stop the sufferings of the people. In those days of trouble they forgot about believing in one God. They went back to worshipping the old gods they had believed in before. They went to the holy places of their gods to make offerings and promises if the gods would only end the sudden terrors of Grendel's attacks.

But their prayers were wasted and did not work. Grendel came each night as he had before.

Which gods did the Danes worship?