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King Hrothgar Timeline and Summary
- Hrothgar builds the beautiful and lavishly decorated Heorot Hall.
- Hrothgar's hall is continually attacked by the demon Grendel. Hrothgar and his people must abandon Heorot at night to avoid Grendel's attacks.
- Hrothgar meets Beowulf, a Geatish warrior who has decided to take on Grendel.
- He generously rewards Beowulf for killing Grendel.
- Hrothgar is grieved to learn that Grendel's mother has killed his friend Aeschere, but he rejoices when he hears that Beowulf has killed Grendel's mother.
- Hrothgar rewards Beowulf again, praises him, and even adopts him as a foster-son.
- Hrothgar says goodbye to Beowulf.