herots lair
The description of Herot comes early in the poem. It is filled with light and singing. Hrothgar's men gather there to tell stories, sing hymns, and praise god. It is a place of fellowship and camaraderie. It was built strong to "stand forever." It was fashioned with " ivory and iron and wood," and stood in "splendor."
Grendals lair

Steams like black clouds, and the groves of trees
Growing out over their lake are all covered
With frozen spray, and wind down snakelike
Roots that reach as far as the water
And help keep it dark. . . .
No one knows its bottom,
No wisdom reaches such depths.