cave by Judith from flickr

Grendel’s description is kinda weird. It says that he looks human but not, basically. It’s a very interesting way to describe him. A lot of the picture depictions in the reading show him having hair but the story makes it sound like he is covered in scales which honestly makes more sense seeing as how his mother lives underwater.

I’m sure it’s just a translation thing but the statement, “Grendel’s monster-mother, avenging her monster-son.” is just so funny to me.

Beowulf being able to swim and fight under water is great. I can barely hold my breath for a few seconds and he’s jumping in at a run while shouting. Who needs oxygen? Definitely not Beowulf.

Mythology and Folklore UN-Textbook: Myth-Folklore Unit: Beowulf

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