Grendel’s Mother by Grandma Jenny; John Howe’s illustration;

David Wyatt’s illustration for Scholastic;

here’s a link to Demonising the demon: the power of translation from Beoshewulf  [on the various depictions of this literary monster (?)]; finally, here’s a link to an old article by Lynda K. Bundtzen inspired by the release of Aliens (1986) [“Monstrous Mothers: Medusa, Grendel, and Now Alien”. Film Quarterly 40.3 (1987); PDF]