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Beowulf begins with the story of the first king in the Danish dynasty Scyld Sceafing The kingwas abandoned as a baby and later went on become a successful powerful leader of the Danishpeople Following the death of Scyld Sceafing his son Beowulf not the Beowulf of this storybecomes ruler of the Spear-Danes and much like his father Beowulf is respected and beloved byhis subjects After a reign of many years Beowulf dies and his son Healfdene inherits the throneHealfdene fathers four children including Heorogar Hrothgar and Halfga Hrothgar succeeds hisfather and after achieving much glory and fame as ruler of the Danes he decides to build a greatmead hall as a monument to his success and symbol of his greatness He names it Heorot Afterthe completion of Heorot Hrothgar holds a banquet for his subjects where scops sing of thecreation of the Earth by God and the Danes celebrate the peaceful festive times in which theyAfter the festivities continue for many years the singing and music awakens an evil part-humanmonster named Grendel who is a descendant of the biblical Cain Angered by the noise andapparent happiness of the Danes Grendel travels to Heorot at night when the soldiers within aresound asleep after their day celebrations Grendel kills thirty warriors and escapes into the nightsatisfied with his evil deed Hrothgar is deeply saddened by the deaths and fears the attack maybe the beginning of a long war with the monster Grendel continues his murderous rampage thefollowing night and a war with Grendel ensues which lasts twelve years Stories of the Danessuffering at the hands of Grendel spread to foreign lands The Danes exhaust all means ofdefense against Grendel and attempts to pay the monster to cease his harassment are useless TheDanes desperation becomes so great they abandon their Christian beliefs and begin worshippingancient deities from their pagan pastWhen news of the Danes troubles reaches Geatland Beowulf thane of Hygelac gathersfourteen of his strongest bravest men to
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