A good example are Beowulf's last words to his cousin Wiglaf:
"You are the last of our family, Wiglaf. All the others fell when Fate decided they must. Now I must follow them."
Fate, of course, is not a specific entity but the events occurring after Beowulf and his ancestors made their decisions. Beowulf does not regret any part of his life, but wants it to be known that he fought and sacrificed for his people. Beowulf is ready to "fall" as is his "fate," and he entrusts Wiglaf both with the throne and the responsibility to make decisions as he did.