Beowulf is the tale of a young Danish warrior called Beowulf who goes to the aid of King Hroogar and his people, who are attacked by a half-man half-monster named Grendel. A furious battle ensues and Beowulf emerges as the victor, although Grendel's mother, an equally savage creature ambushes the men, beginning a battle in which many lives are lost. Beowulf became king of his own people, until one day a slave steals a golden cup from a dragon's lair. Once the dragon realizes the theft, it leaves its cave in a terrifying rage, attacking Beowulf's people and land as it searches for his treasure. In one last battle Beowulf comes to his people's aid.