A possible explanation for this could be that there has been relatively little exploration of this female figure as an entity independent of her son, and what interest there has been has tended to classify her as a mere-monster, or quite literally, a mere monster.
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In Outlander , we learn that the Moorwen is only trying to avenge Kainan for having tried to colonize its home planet. Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg , 3rd ed. The distinction, if there is one, seems to be academic.
In retrospect, Hengest's actions are not heroic, but monstrous. Q: What music is used in the first trailer? Beowulf receives news of said dragon attacks, so confronts the dragon terrorizing his kingdom. In the book, for instance, only one of Beowulf's soldiers is killed in the battle with Grendel.