"The Wrath of Grendel" & "The Coming of Beowulf"
Kenning: Sea-road (Ocean)
Grendel and the Enemies
"The Battle with Grendel"
Kenning: "Shepherd of evil" or " Guardian of crime"
KIng Hrothgar's soldiers
"The Monsters' Lair"
Kenning: Wolf-den (carve)
Fate Theme: " God must decide who will be given to Death's cold grip." Epic Hero: "Dripping with my enemies blood....rise from the darkness of war."
"The Battle with Grendel's Mother"
Kenning: she-wolf (Grendel's Mother)
Kenning: "fire-spitting of terror" (dragon)
Fate Theme: "But fate, that night, intended Grendel to gnaw the broken bones of his last human supper" Epic Hero: "That mighty protector of men meant to hold the monster till his life leaped out."
"The Last Battle"
Fate Theme: "Seek it, if you dare! Save us, once more, and again twisted gold" Epic Hero: "For the battle you win"
"The Spoils" and "The Farewell"
Kenning: Gray Bearded Lord (old Beowulf)
Fate Theme: "Thanked God that their leader come back unharmed" Epic Hero: "Then that noble protector of all seamen swam to land" "So fame comes to the men who mean it to win it"
Fate Theme: "I mean to stand, not run from his shooting Flames......fate decides which of us wins" Epic Hero: "He meant to kill this monster himself, our mighty king."
Kenning: Geat's ring givers (Beowulf)
Fate Theme: "Fate has swept our race away, taken warriors in their strength, and led them to to the death that was waiting." Epic Hero: "Of their dead king and his greatness .........his glory praising him for heroic deeds for a life."