Grendel suffers a fatal wound during his battle with the revered warrior Beowulf in Heorot Hall. While the warriors sleep inside of the magnificent Heorot Hall, Grendel arrives with bloody intentions. Grendel enters the mead hall and immediately kills an unsuspecting warrior before drinking his blood. The vicious monster then attempts to eat Beowulf, who suddenly grabs onto his arm and refuses to let go. Grendel begins to panic and attempts to escape from Beowulf's strong grip but cannot free himself. Beowulf and Grendel struggle for an extended period of time, trashing and destroying the inside of the mead hall.
When Grendel lets out a fierce outcry, the nearby warriors attempt to intervene but discover that they cannot use their weapons because Grendel placed a spell on them. Grendel finally manages to escape from Beowulf's grip but is fatally wounded after Beowulf rips the monster's arm from his body. Grendel then flees to his mother's lair, where he dies from his fatal wound. Grendel's claw, arm, and shoulder are then hung from the rafters at Heorot Hall as the Danes celebrate Beowulf's victory.