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In Beowulf, why do the Danes flee Herot at night?

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marblu | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2007 at 12:37 AM via web

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In Beowulf, why do the Danes flee Herot at night?

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cmcqueeney | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted September 27, 2007 at 12:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Grendel comes every night to Herot to kill men.  Anyone who remains there at night is killed by him.  The only exception is the king who is protected by God.

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