Grendel's mother, took revenge on the Danes and Geats alike, and in the midst of the night while Beowulf and his men were sleeping in another part of the meal hall, she attacked, and killed multiple Danes and took the claw of her beloved son.
ZzzzZzzzzZzzz... I am such a good warrior ...ZzzzZzzzzZzzz
In attempt to rid the beast from the Danes forever, Hrothgar sends for Beowulf and recounts what Grendel's mother has done. Then Hrothgar describes the dark lake where Grendel's mother has dwelt with her son, and begs Beowulf to end it all.
Do I hear treasure and honor? I am in.
She is hidden in her terrible home, in a place You've not seen. Seek it if you dare! Save us, Once more, and again twisted gold will be your treasure if you win!
At a moments notice, he leaped into the lake, and would not wait for anyone's answer. For hours he sank through the waves in search for beast's lair.
In a second, Grendel's mother welcomed Beowulf with her claws and carried him, armor and sword and all, to her home in the sea.
She has nothing on me...
After a strong fight from both sides, Grendel's mother seems to have taken the upper hand and Beowulf is laying on the ground, while his death may have been soon, he knew God sent him for victory. And he knew he was not going to leave the cave until Grendel's mother was dead.
Is that a magical sword, hammered by giants, strong and blessed with their magic that could possibly kill the beast?
In a final attempt, with all the energy he could muster, Beowulf lifted the sword high over his head and struck with all the strength he had left, caught her in the neck and cut it through. Beowulf had finally done it. He then took the head as prize.
For the Geats!
Beowulf having killed the beast, returned the head in exchange for the honor and the reward from Hrothgar. To Beowulf this was just another confirmed monster kill to his list.
Thank you for everything Beowulf, take the gold, you earned it. If you ever need ANYTHING, do not be afraid to ask.
Here is the head of the beast! She was easy for me, it was no struggle at all.