Is Beowulf a Christian or Pagan.
Beowulf is presented as an epic story that has both Christian and Pagan elements portraying the conquering hero Beowulf. Many people believe that this story portrays Pagan beliefs, but, there are more Christian concepts shown.
Beowulf is a story that takes place in medieval times; the story tells us about a warrior who fights for glory and for his legacy to go on forever so that no man, woman or child would not hear it. The warrior finds glory with in every battle he takes place in with God on his side, and because of this he fears no evil and charges into any battle fearlessly. Beowulf shows many Pagan-like attributes but he is not, he is a Christian and shows it in the story many times over and over.
Heorot was meant to be a place of worship and joy, until Grendel the monster started to terrorize it, then it became a place of death that no one wanted to witness. Grendel was not just any monster; he was a descendent of Cain, “a fiend out of hell” (100) and a legacy destroyer, but worst of all he was an enemy of God. Much like Cain Grendel is considered a murderer and is a castaway from humanity. For instance, “Cain's clan, whom the creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts, for the killing of Abel the Eternal Lord had exacted a price: Cain got no good from committing that murder because the Almighty made him anathema.” Moreover, the warrior Beowulf son of Ecgtheow heard of this monster and did not hesitate to go to the aid of Hrothgar the king of Heorot. Once he got to Denmark where he thanks God for a safe trip. This shows that Beowulf is not only thankful but he is a believer of Christ. When he gets to Heorot, Hrothgar the king greets him with open arms because he knows of the warrior and how strong he is, also this means that he would not have to be praying to the false Gods that they have been praying to. This is a sign of paganism of some of the people around Beowulf. The people of Heorot sees Beowulf as hope...