What are the 3 major battles fought in Beowulf?  

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Beowulf fights three different monsters in the epic. The first is Grendel, a representative of evil and a descendant of Cain. This beast has been terrorizing the mead-hall of Heorot, killing Danes on a near-nightly basis for many years. Since no blade can puncture Grendel's supernatural skin, Beowulf and the monster fight it out hand-to-hand. Eventually, Beowulf defeats Grendel by tearing off his arms.

The next battle is fought against Grendel's mother. Out for vengeance for her slain child, this monster attacks Heorot. Instead of waiting at the mead-hall to face off against this foe, Beowulf attacks her in her own lair. Since Grendel's mother lives deep in an underwater hiding place, Beowulf must fight her well out of his own element. On the way down to the monster's cave, Beowulf is attacked by numerous other creatures. He nearly loses the fight as Grendel's mother gets the upper hand and drags him into her cave. If...

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The three battles are with Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the Dragon.

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