After a noisy celebration by the Danes, Grendel gets a little bit annoyed. Sneakily infiltrating Herot, Grendel enters and snatches up Hrothgar's men while they lie asleep. Killing thirty men, Grendel successfully escapes without harm.
The Coming of Beowulf
Hearing of the terror of Grendel, Beowulf travels far and wide to eventually meet with Hrothgar, asking his permission to slay Grendel. Beowulf tells of his many monsters slain, and the his ability to slay Grendel. Hrothgar graciously accepts Beowulf's offer, promising him riches upon riches should he succeed.
After devising a plan to lure Grendel into Herot, Beowulf and his men eagerly await the monster. Grendel unknowingly snatches Beowulf in his hand, and fears for his life in sight of his godlike strength. Beowulf fatally wounds Grendel, tearing off his arm as a sign of victory.
The Battle With Grendel
Following the death of Grendel at the hand of Beowulf, Grendel's mother enacts revenge by killing Hrothgar's close friend, and stealing back Grendel's arm. Seeking revenge for Hrothgar, Beowulf tracks down Grendel's mother's lair underneath a deep lake. Beowulf swims deep underneath for hours before finding her and slaying her with a strong and special sword mounted in the cave.
The Battle With Grendel's Mother
Following the death of Grendel's mother, Beowulf returns home to Geatland and rules for fifty years. However, a dragon stirs up menace near his kingdom, prompting his action despite being an old man.
The Last Battle
After Beowulf loses both his sword and shield to the cursed dragon, his men all flee, except his cousin Wiglaf, who stays behind and eventually slays the dragon.
Following Beowulf's death, Wiglaf and the rest of Beowulf's men burn his body on a funeral pyre and tell of his greatness.
All the riches from the dragon's tower were buried with Beowulf, and a tower was built to honor and commemorate Beowulf's great strength, bravery, and heroic deeds forever.