Definition-(noun) A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds Example: Beowulf is a long narrative poem.This is seen through Beowulf's battles. Beowulf's first accomplishment as an epic hero was his battle with Grendel.
Definition-(verb) A cry of sorrow and grief Example: After one of Grendel's attacks, Hrothgar and his men broke their feast that morning with tears and laments for the dead.
Definition-(noun) An evil supernatural being Example- In the story, both Grendel and his mother are fiends. They are both evil creatures, cursed from being a descendant of the biblical Cain.