Beowulf’s epic is the story of a great Pagan warrior who is known for his strength, courage and dignity but unlike Gilgamesh and Sir Gawain, Beowulf does not start off well known. While Beowulf is in Geatland, where he is the king of the Geats, he hears of King Hrothgar’s struggle with Grendle in Denmark. Grendle, the pagan monster who lives in the s
swamplands, is terrorizing the Danes every night, killing them and easily defeating their efforts to fight back. Inspired by the challenge, Beowulf travels to Denmark with fourteen Geats to help Hrothgar defeat Grendle. Hrothgar accepts Beowulf’s offer and holds a feast for him where he boasts about his accomplishments and his strength. At this poin
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Beowulf, King Hrothgar, Grendle, Sweden, Suffering, The Danes, Hroðgar, Heorot, Grendel, Sir Gawain,
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