Grendel Setting & Symbolism

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Grendel’s Cave

Grendel and his mother live in a cave accessible only by water.

Hart

Hart is the name of the mead hall that Hrothgar built after the Shaper moved to the town.

The Dragon’s Cave

The dragon lives in a cave surrounded by all of his treasure.

The Ring of the Gods

Grendel sneaks into a ring of deity carvings and tricks a priest into thinking he is a god called the Destroyer.

The Bull

Grendel gets stuck in a tree. Before he can climb down, a bull charges at him for hours.

The Corpse

Grendel comes across the corpse of a Dane who was murdered by another Dane.

The Door on Hart

Grendel breaks the door to Hart each time he attacks the town.

The Ram

Grendel sees a ram at the beginning of his “twelfth season” hunting the humans.

The Firesnakes

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