'Grendel's mother, a monster woman, she who lived in the terrible water, the cold streams, thought of her misery.' From the Beowulf Saga. I always thought of Gerndel and his mother as corrupted human beings, rather then faceless monsters. She may not look very womanly, but then again she had to be muscular, or else she could not have wrestled down Beowulf. the drawing was done with a pencil, and made me wish I had a decent paint program, yet again.