Quest: Beowulf - Hero's Passage (89) ;
A Swedish warrior with marvelous strength. He became a heroic figure after defeating the monster, Grendel, and its mother. He ended up at Volcano Valley following clues to defeat the dragon monster that was threatening his homeland.
A Hero's Passage Quest
The Grudge of Grendel Quest
Location: Near Moscow
Beyond Atlantica, history and legend:
Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of unknown authorship, dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between the 8th to the early 11th century, and relates events described as having occurred in what is now Denmark and Sweden
. Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf has been the subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length.
In the poem, Beowulf, a hero
of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel
, who has been attacking the mead hall in Denmark called Heorot and its inhabitants; Grendel's mother
; and, later in life after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden) and becoming a king, he fights an unnamed dragon
. Beowulf is fatally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a barrow in Geatland by his retainers.