In "Beowulf", how does Grendel's head "travel" to Herot and why?

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Grendel's head is brought back to Herot by Beowulf after he kills Grendel's mother.  Though Grendel was not fully dead when Beowulf left him in his lair, he has died in the meantime.  The head is a trophy and proof that Hrothgar'sland is now free from monsters.

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