Su destino ya esta sellado: parte a Dinamarca, decidido a enfrentar a la "fiera maligna", a la "torva criatura" de Grendel y a ayudar al egregio monarca de Hrodgar
pa me paet gelaerdon leode mine, pa selestan, snotere ceorlas, peoden Hrodgar
, paet ic pe sohte, forpan hie maegenes craeft min[n]e cupon .
Hrodgar praises Beowulf by saying that whoever the woman was who
Yet Hrodgar speaks and behaves as a Christian would; Beowulf acts in accordance with Christian mores; the poet often interposes Christian sentiments.
Though Hrodgar consumes only 8% of the poem, he utters 17% of the Christian sentiments.
Such was also the name of one of the two sons of Hrodgar
depicted in a famously poignant episode from the poem.