Hyglec welcomes Beowulf back. Beowulf tells Hyglec of all the treasures that Hrothgar had given him.
Years later, Hyglec is killed in battle and Beowulf becomes King. He rules for 50 years, but more evil comes for Beowulf. A man steals a goblet in the dragon's lair and Beowulf confronts the beast and vows that he and his men protect the Geats from this dragon. Beowulf fails in attacking this beast. Suddenly Wiglaf tries to help, but the dragon bites Beowulf.
Wilgaf and Beowulf then kill the ferocious beast. However, in the process of doing that, Wilgaf watches Beowulf die.
The Geats hold a funeral for Beowulf. Wilgaf proclaims that Beowulf wanted a memorial mound to remember him. The Geats mourned him and remembered him for his glory. Beowulf was the most generous, heroic, and loving King to the Geats.