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Grendel [Lit.] 

A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Andrew Delahunty,

Sheila Dignen

The ferocious monster who terrorizes the court of the Danish king Hrothgar in the Old English poem *Beowulf. Grendel is fought and slain by the Geatish hero Beowulf, after which Grendel's mother comes after Beowulf to avenge her son's death, only to be herself killed.... ...

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