Well hello I am Sir Beowulf, I have come to save the day
Well that was easy
One night while a group of Danes were partying. A monster named Grendel lied in his lair in pain from their joyful noise. He couldn't stand it any longer and went and payed them a visit.
Well this is a predicament
50 years later...
The tales of the attack spread like wildfire over the years until one guy in Sweden heard of it and decided he was gonna go after it.
I'm gonna die
He most definitley went after it or really it came to him once he stayed where the Danes did. He won. But there's more. Where did Grendel come from you may ask.
A straight descendant of Cain himself, Grendel's mother. She was stronger and a bit prettier then Grendel. So Beowulf went after her as well, not as faithful as he did going after Grendel. But He survived with his men a little worried but alright.
NO HE'S NOT
Many years later a rejected person of opinion went off and discovered a cave that held a dragon and its treasure. Being so amazed and not thinking it would miss one cup he took it and ran. Which led to Beowulf having to go into action again against a fierce dragon this time. Ultimately leading him to his death because none of his men except one was brave enough.
Okay I got you
To commemorate his memory they built a tower in his name. As for the one who stayed by his side during battle he lead the ones hence forth. His name was Wiglaf