Herot Hall was the happiest place in the Danes. Everyone celebrated and drank in their safe haven until it was attacked by a monster named Grendel.
Hearing about this attack, Beowulf, son of the king of the Geats, traveled all the way to the Danes to defeat Grendel. He defeated the beast and proved his strength and potential. However,the fight wasn't over...
Grendel's mother, angered by her son's death, decided to avenge him. She resided in her lair until Beowulf arrived, once again, to save the Danes. Beowulf managed to kill her with the Hrunting sword and surged victorious.
For his accomplishments and bravery, Beowulf was named king of the Geats. As king, he had to protect his people once more from an evil dragon that resided in a tower.
Due to his old age and wounds, Beowulf knew he wasn't going to survive. He was left alone in his battle besides his most loyal follower Wiglaf. Together, they defeated the dragon before Beowulf finally died.
As a memorial for his strength, loyalty, and good leadership, his people built him a monument where his ashes were placed. This way he could always be remembered and let his legacy live on.