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The male monster, descended from Cain, slain by Beowulf in the Old English epic Beowulf.
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(European Myth & Legend) (in Old English legend) a man-eating monster defeated by the hero Beowulf
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(ˈgrɛn dl)

the monster killed by Beowulf in the Old English poem Beowulf.
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Do you still get fans calling out for Grendle? They rarely ask for that these days and I think when they do it's more of an in joke sort of thing.
Picard, Peace And Pancakes is the story of a young dragon named Grendle whose forest home is threatened by a fierce giant.
Dennis Waterman, in his first decent starring role in ages, plays Ken Grendle, a hard-working businessman whose manufacturing firm is about to go up the spout.