Beowulf realizes that the dragon's bite is venomous and that he is dying. He sends Wiglaf to inspect the dragon’s treasure and bring him a portion of it. The old king, dying, thanks God for the treasure that he has won for his people. He tells Wiglaf that he must now look after the Geats and order his troop to build him a barrow that people will call “Beowulf’s Barrow.” After giving Wiglaf the collar from his own neck, he dies.
Wiglaf denounces the warriors who deserted Beowulf. The Geats burn their kings body on a funeral pyre and bitterly lament his death.
My heart is firm,My hands calm: I need no hot words. Wait for me close by, my friends.
During his descent to her lair. Grendel's mother attacks and drags Beowulf to her cave. He tries to hit her with his sword but he does not succeed in piercing her skin. In rage , Beowulf attacks her with his bare hands. He manages to knock down Grendel's mother, however, she is swift and manages to fight back and ends up sitting on top of him.
Beowulf then spots a large sword made by giants on the wall of the cave and throws Grendel's mother off him and grabs the sword.Beowulf strikes Grendel's mother with the sword slicing her in two and splitting her collarbones. The sword then begins to melt because the blood is very hot and poisonus.
After being honored by Hrothgar, Beowulf and the Geats turn home , where he becomes the king and rules for 50 years. When a dragon menaces his kingdom , Beowulf, now an old man , determines to slay the beast. Before going to the battle , he tells his men and Wiglaf about the royal house and his exploits in its service.
Beowulf hacks with his sword against the dragon’s thick scales, but his strength is clearly not what it once was. As the flames billow, Beowulf’s companions run in terror. Only one, Wiglaf, feels enough loyalty to come to the aid of his king.Beowulf strikes the dragon in the head with his great sword Naegling, but the sword snaps and breaks. The dragon lands a bite on Beowulf’s neck, and blood begins to flow.