Karl Kopinski is an artist famous for him interest in Norwegian legends. He is especially popular for his interest in Beowulf. This picture can be found in stores around the world. It refers to Beowulf's fight against Grendel and his mother.
Asked by King Hrothgar himself, Beowulf fights off Grendal in a fearsome battle to the death. Grendal seeks to kill all men in the Herot, but when he strikes at Beowulf thats the start of their battle. In the end Beowulf ultimately defeats Grendal, by tearing off his arm and showcasing it for all to see.