What saved Beowulf in the battle?

At that moment Beowulf sees the one thing that can save him and bring him success, a sword form the olden days of the Giants lying among some armour not far away. His hand reaches for it. It is larger than any human weapon – no other man could lift it in battle. With the Giant sword he hacks off his head.

Did Beowulf kill giants?

Beowulf mentions his father’s accomplishments and reputation as well as his king, Hygelac, and his people, the Geats. To King Hrothgar (418 ff.), he properly reveals more: Beowulf once killed a tribe of giants and has driven enemies from his homeland.

What saves Beowulf when the mighty sword given to him fails and he is about to be slain by the monster?

Beowulf sees Grendel’s mother in a cave. He tries to hit her with his sword, Unferth’s Hrunting, but it fails to pierce her skin. So he throws the sword away and attacks the mother with his bare hands. She tries to kill him with a dagger, but Beowulf’s armor protects him this time.

Does Beowulf fight underwater?

Beowulf is the prince of the Geats. In this passage Beowulf goes underwater and fights with Grendel’s mother in a cave. During his descent to her lair, Beowulf is attacked by Grendel’s mother and dragged to her cave. He tries to hit her with his sword but he does not succeed in piercing her skin.

Why do Beowulf’s men stay on the shore of the lake?

How are Beowulf and his men received when they arrive on the Danish shore? He tells him he has great respect for Beowulf and believes that he is loyal to the king, so he lets him come in and even tells him that he will have his men watch his boat which shows that he has honor and respect for him.

What does Beowulf find against the she monster or sea hag?

What does Beowulf use to kill the Sea-Hag? a magical sword on the wall and cuts off her head.

Who is the monster that killed Beowulf?

Grendel
Beowulf strikes, deciding to fight Grendel with his bare hands. In what amounts to a wrestling match that shakes the very walls of Heorot, Beowulf tears the arm off the mighty monster. Grendel runs away, back to his underwater cave, where he bleeds to death.

Why does Beowulf’s sword fail him?

When it touches the monster’s blood, the blade melts away. When Beowulf fights the dragon with Naegling, he experiences something similar to what happened with Grendel’s mother. The sword breaks when he strikes the dragon. This is what directly leads to Beowulf’s death, since the dragon’s bite is poisoned.

What fails Beowulf in the fight?

How does Beowulf’s sword fail him when he fights the dragon? It melts, like the sword he used to fight Grendel’s mother. It falls into a pit. It becomes so heavy he cannot lift it.

How will Beowulf fight the monster?

Beowulf strikes, deciding to fight Grendel with his bare hands. In what amounts to a wrestling match that shakes the very walls of Heorot, Beowulf tears the arm off the mighty monster. Grendel runs away, back to his underwater cave, where he bleeds to death.

What does Beowulf want to have happen to his remains?

Beowulf orders Wiglaf to build a barrow for him on the coast after his body has been burned on a funeral pyre. This barrow will be visible to ships and remind people of Beowulf’s great deeds. Wiglaf angrily reprimands the other Geats for abandoning Beowulf, their generous and loyal king, in his hour of need.