Anglo-Saxon - A half-human monster. Son of Eager, some say. This man-eating monster, which, in some accounts, was a descendant of Cain, lived under a lake and was invulnerable to normal weapons. It frequently raided the castle of Hrodgar, the king of Denmark, who called in Beowulf who trapped it and fought it. In the struggle, Grendel broke free of Beowulf's grip and tore off its arm, causing a wound from which it later died. When the monster's mother tried to avenge Grendel's death, Beowulf killed herand decapitated both with a magic sword. Sometimes called Grendel.

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