Gendel from Beowulf



"Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend

Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild

Marshes, and made his home in a hell.

Not hell but hell on earth. 

He was spawned in that slime

Of Cain, murderous creatures banished

By God, punished forever for the crime

Of Abel’s death.”


— from the epic poem Beowulf, Author Unknown


For the upcoming Monsters of Literature coloring book.