"Kind words spoken in welcome and wealth of wrought gold graciously bestowed," (Heaney. 1191-1193).
The cup of mead is given to Beowulf as the queen gives him multiple riches. One of the most important being a torque of gold which symbolized the royalty between the Danes and the Geats.
"Fate swept him because of his proud need to provoke a feud with the Frisians," (Heaney. 1205-1207).
Hygelac and many other Geats fought against the Frisians to defend their treasure. After crossing the land of ships and fighting bravely, Hygelac died wearing the same gold and armor as was just given to Beowulf.
Hygelac had worn this Torque of gold during battle as well.
"When the carnage ended; Geat corpses covered the field," (Heaney. 1213-1214)
The Geats lost the battle and the Franks stole all the dead soldier's belongings and goods. In the end, the field was left with bodies and the sweat of injuries.