His first battle took place with Grendel, an evil swamp-like demon who is terrorizing the town’s people inside King Hrothgar’s Mead Hall. The second battle involves Grendal’s mother who is seeking revenge at Beowulf for executing her son in the first battle. The last fight includes The Dragon, who is seeking revenge at the town’s people for a theft that took place inside the treasure hideout that The Dragon guards. There are obvious differences throughout the epic poem, for example, the fact that each battle is with a different beast. However, there are also similarities between these 3 fights.
The Medusa was a Gorgan, a terrifying female creature who had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying gaze that turned those who looked into it to stone. After slaying the women-beast, he took his mother back to her native Argos, he threw a discus that accidentally killed his grandfather, thus fulfilling the prophecy.  Around 1554 C.E, Cosimo I de' Medici (June 12, 1519 – April 21, 1574), the Grand Duke of Tuscany employed Benvenuto Cellini to create a statue that was imaginative, impressive, and would remind people of himself.  Whether the statue actually is a rendering depicting Cosimo is unknown and unlikely but what is known is that it depicts the result of the fight betweentwo people, Perseus the victor, presenting the head to the gods, and Medusa, her headless body under his feet and her head in his hand. Perseus, with his winged sandals and hat given to him by the god Hermes stands about eighteen feet tall and is made of cast bronze.
This character is brought upon conflicts and challenged by inhuman creatures that threaten his existence and the perseverance of his culture. Throughout the epic poem, Beowulf battles three monsters. The adversaries and their conflictsare an allusion to the war against the fall of the Anglo-Saxon society, their values and morals The first beast he encounters is one described sinisterly as a dark, lurking devilish creature that hates humans and their qualities; and feasts on human flesh, terrorizing the Mead Hall of the Danes. This creature of the night is confronted by Beowulf in a graphic battle on which the herofights with courage as his only weapon. With little struggle, the protagonist rises as a victor in a symbolic fight against the disintegration of his society.
This paper will tell examples and reasoning of why Beowulf is all of these things. An epic hero is one that stands out among all the rest. Even after hearing many stories of Grendel’s wrath, he still planned to fight the best without any hesitation. The reader would believe this is an example of a very brave fighter. Beowulf shows his abilities and proves brave enough as he resolves to kill the “lady monster”, (excerpt page 40).
In both stories, Gilgamesh and Beowulf set out to conquer threatening gods outside their city. Beowulf defeats Grendal, a monster who was constantly killing members of Heorot. Gilgamesh kills Humbaba, an evil spirit of nature far in the cedar woods. Another similarity was the revenge from the gods. In Beowulf, Grendal’s mother seeks to destroy Beowulf for killing her son Grendal.
Reminding that Ahmed wasn’t trained to be a warrior but fits the ideal warrior best. In Beowulf, originally an oral story transferred to a epic, he demonstrates the character of the Anglos hero throughout. One of the similar pieces between Beowulf and The 13th Warrior are the location of the first battle. Both groups in each epic are fighting an evil woman underground. Buliwyf, a character and leader in 13th Warrior, fights off the tribe mother and kills her even though he is poisoned and dying.
Nonetheless Beowulf was faced with this trial. It all started when a slave stole a cup from a fire-breathing dragon's treasure. After the dragon realizes that his treasure has been stolen, he goes on a rampage trying to find. Beowulf finds out about this rampage when the dragon destroys some mead-halls. However, Beowulf is not a young man anymore.
I know grendel is a monstrous creature because he kills without remorse throughout the entire book. …I saw myself killing them, on and on and on… ” (Gardner 81). This quote is when Grendel enters the mead hall in the night and all the Danes keep running at him trying to kill him. The next quote is right after the dragon puts his charm on Grendel who decides to test it out. “I held up the guard to taunt them, then held him still higher and leered into his face… As if casually… I bit his head off, crunched through the helmet and skull with my teeth and, sucked the blood that sprayed like a hot, thick geyser from his neck,” (Gardner 79).
Zeus is the King of all gods. He married his own sister. Zeus’ grandma, Gaia, gave Zeus a special sickle to help kill the dragons. Then Zeus set off for the underworld, the dreadful land beneath the earth where the dead lived. The dragon Gaia told him about was terrible.
Seamus Heaney’s translation of the epic poem “Beowulf” successfully explores the reconciliation of Christian, mythological and Pagan influences. It analyses the text’s depiction of the archetypal hero and it’s symbol allusions through the indeterminable battle between Good and Evil, the concept of Fate, and the ‘superhuman’ within a mortal realm. Beowulf utilises poetic themes of religion in the way it manages to blend pagan and Christian morals and values and displace paradoxical notions. Heaney manages to combine his Christian perception of the loving but demanding virtues of an all-powerful and Judgmental God with the insane futility of the Germanic’s thirst for vengeance. Myth helped define the ancestral Germanic people’s existence, in