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Grendel

[gren-dl] /ˈgrɛn dl/
noun, English and Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the monster killed by Beowulf.
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  • Cain (gen. Caines, 107): descended from him are Grendel and his kin, 107, 1262 ff.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • He lends his sword, Hrunting, to Bewulf for his battle with Grendel's mother, 1456 f.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • Grendel now, monster cruel, be mine to quell in single battle!

    Beowulf Anonymous
  • The hideous creature of the night was the mother of Grendel, as all knew well.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • Of the grip of that Grendel 'neath the great roof upbuilded.

  • Nothing can make the story of Grendel dramatic like the story of Waldere or of Finnesburh.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • The story of Grendel and his mother is also common, but not as common as the dragon.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Grendel in the poem of Beowulf is in the same order of existence as these portents.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • It is also a different sort of thing from the fight with Grendel.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • So saying, he plunged into the gloomy lake, at the bottom of which was Grendel's mother.

British Dictionary definitions for Grendel

Grendel

/ˈɡrɛndəl/
noun
1.
(in Old English legend) a man-eating monster defeated by the hero Beowulf
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