In Denmark, where King Hrothgar's grand mead hall, Heorot, has been destroyed for 12 years from an evil monster called Grendel.
Young Beowulf arrives with a small band of followers and offers to fight monster. Hrothgar is astonished at the little-known hero’s daring but welcomes him.
I'm Beowulf! I will kill your monster
Beowulf he is no ordinary monster!
During the night Grendel comes from the swaps, tears open the heavy doors, and devours one of the sleeping Geats. Beowulf fights him unarmed, proving himself stronger than the monster, who is terrified.
Don't mess with me!
As Grendel struggles to escape, Beowulf tears the monster’s arm off. Grendel slinks back into the swamp to die. The severed arm is hung high in the mead-hall as a trophy of victory.
The next day is one of rejoicing in Heorot. But at night as the warriors sleep, Grendel’s mother comes to avenge her son, killing one of Hrothgar’s men. In the morning Beowulf dives into the water and fights Grendel’s mother in her underwater lair. He kills her with a sword forged for a giant.The Danes rejoice once more. Beowulf returns home.
Come at me!
I'm going to kill you!
50 YEARS LATER
When Beowulf is an old man, a random man steals treasure from a dragon. The dragon unleashes fiery destruction upon the Geats. Beowulf goes to fight the dragon. With the aid of Wiglaf, he succeeds in killing the beast, but at a heavy cost. The dragon bites Beowulf in the neck, and its fiery venom kills him moments after their encounter.
I'm Wiglaf. I will help you fight the dragon!
I'm too old for this.
After i die, I want you to build a tower and name it after me.
I heard he killed Cain's spawn with his bare hands, ripping his arm right off!
Beowulf's men built a tower to honor him and buried treasure along with him. His men told stories of his heroic deeds and adventures.