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And, more to the point, the Anglo-Saxon record preserves several controversial features that suggest cultural change long before the Migrations from a totemic arrangement involving matrilineal clans to the more amorphous, less durative, agnatically biased kindred of the historical period.
Therefore, though he lived in a bilateral but agnatically biased society, these vestiges of matriliny influenced the Beowulf-poet's language and the world view it reflects.
Family obligations--that is, supportive ties to wives, children, and other kin--are especially set aside or overturned if we consider that Odda's sons flee together, agnatically loyal to each now rather than to their dead lord.