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Grendel

Grendel in the Old English epic poem Beowulf, the water monster who nightly attacks Heorot, the hall built by Hrothgar, king of Denmark, and each night kills and eats one of Hrothgar's thanes. Grendel is of the race of Cain, living away from humankind but drawn by savagery and greed to the hall where the king's men feast.

He ravages Heorot over many years, but is mortally wounded in his fight with the hero Beowulf and his severed arm nailed up as a trophy. Grendel's mother then comes to Heorot to avenge her son; she kills Hrothgar's most valued thane, but is in her turn destroyed by Beowulf in her underwater lair.

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