grund-wyrgen

grund-wyrgen, f.n: wolf of the deep. (GRUND-WUR-yen / ˈgɹʌnd-ˌwɝɹ-jɛn)

Grendel’s mother is described as a grund-wyrgen.

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Grendel’s mother drags Beowulf to the bottom of the mere. Illustration by Henry Justice Ford in Andrew Lang’s The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899).

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