i. And First of the Kindred of Hrothgar.
ii. Concerning Hrothgar, and How he Built the House Called Hart.
Also Grendel is Told of.
iii. How Grendel Fell Upon Hart and Wasted it.
iv. Now Comes Beowulf Ecgtheow’s Son to the Land of the Danes, and
the Wall-Warden Speaketh with Him.
v. Here Beowulf Makes Answer to the Land-Warden, who Showeth Him the
Way to the King’s Abode.
vi. Beowulf and the Geats Come into Hart.
vii. Beowulf Speaketh with Hrothgar, and Telleth How he Will Meet
viii. Hrothgar Answereth Beowulf and Biddeth Him Sit to the
ix. Unferth Contendeth in Words with Beowulf.
x. Beowulf Makes an End of His Tale of the Swimming. Wealhtheow,
Hrothgar’s Queen, Greets Him; and Hrothgar Delivers to Him the Warding of the Hall.
xi. Now is Beowulf Left in the Hall Alone with His Men.
xii. Grendel Cometh into Hart: Of the Strife Betwixt Him and
xiii. Beowulf Hath the Victory: Grendel is Hurt Deadly and Leaveth
Hand and Arm in the Hall.
xiv. The Danes Rejoice; They Go to Look on the Slot of Grendel, and
Come Back to Hart, and on the Way Make Merry with Racing and the Telling of Tales.
xv. King Hrothgar and His Thanes Look on the Arm of Grendel.
Converse Betwixt Hrothgar and Beowulf Concerning the Battle.
xvi. Hrothgar Giveth Gifts to Beowulf.
xvii. They Feast in Hart. The Gleeman Sings of Finn and
xviii. The Ending of the Tale of Finn.
xix. More Gifts are Given to Beowulf. The Brising Collar Told
xx. Grendel’s Dam Breaks into Hart and Bears off Aeschere.
xxi. Hrothgar Laments the Slaying of Aeschere, and Tells of
Grendel’s Mother and Her Den.
xxii. They Follow Grendel’s Dam to Her Lair.
xxiii. Beowulf Reacheth the Mere-Bottom in a Day’s While, and
Contends with Grendel’s Dam.
xxiv. Beowulf Slayeth Grendel’s Dam, Smiteth off Grendel’s Head,
and Cometh Back with His Thanes to Hart.
xxv. Converse of Hrothgar with Beowulf.
xxvi. More Converse of Hrothgar and Beowulf: The Geats Make Them
Ready for Departure.
xxvii. Beowulf Bids Hrothgar Farewell: The Geats Fare to Ship.
xxviii. Beowulf Comes Back to His Land. Of the Tale of Thrytho.
xxix. Beowulf Tells Hygelac of Hrothgar: Also of Freawaru His
xxx. Beowulf Forebodes ill from the Wedding of Freawaru: He Tells
of Grendel and His Dam.
xxxi. Beowulf Gives Hrothgar’s Gifts to Hygelac, and by Him is
Rewarded. Of the Death of Hygelac and of Heardred His Son, and How Beowulf is King of the Geats: The Worm is First Told
xxxii. How the Worm Came to the Howe, and How he was Robbed of a
Cup; and How he Fell on the Folk.
xxxiii. The Worm Burns Beowulf’s House, and Beowulf Gets Ready to
Go Against Him. Beowulf’s Early Deeds in Battle with The Hetware Told of.
xxxiv. Beowulf Goes Against the Worm. He Tells of Herebeald and
xxxv. Beowulf Tells of Past Feuds, and Bids Farewell to His
Fellows: He Falls on the Worm, and the Battle of Them Begins.
xxxvi. Wiglaf Son of Weohstan Goes to the Help of Beowulf: NÆGling,
Beowulf’s Sword, is Broken on the Worm.
xxxvii. They Two Slay the Worm. Beowulf is Wounded Deadly: He
Biddeth Wiglaf Bear Out the Treasure.
xxxviii. Beowulf Beholdeth the Treasure and Passeth Away.
xxxix. Wiglaf Casteth Shame on Those Fleers.
xl. Wiglaf Sendeth Tiding to the Host: The Words of the
xli. More Words of the Messenger. How he Fears the Swedes when They
Wot of Beowulf Dead.
xlii. They Go to Look on the Field of Deed.
xliii. Of the Burial of Beowulf.