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Grendel Timeline and Summary

  • Grendel hears the Danish minstrel singing a song about the creation of the world and is angered.
  • He attacks Heorot Hall every night for many years, killing Danish warriors and rampaging through their land.
  • Grendel meets his destructor: the warrior Beowulf. Grendel has his arm torn out of the socket by Beowulf during a hand-to-hand wrestling match.
  • Mortally wounded, Grendel slinks off into the wilderness to die.

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