Big Mother and her son, Grendel, once terrorized the marshlands surrounding Heorot Hall in Scandinavia in the 6th century AD. Beowolf came to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar, whose hall was raided each night by the hideous man-eating monster Grendel. Beowulf slayed Grendel, then Grendel's angry mother, and ruled as king of the Geats until he himself was slain in battle with a dragon.
- Shapeshifting: Big Mother can alter her form to assume the physique of a large winged dragon. It is believed that she can adapt other forms as well, but this has yet to be revealed.
- Flight: In her dragon form, Big Mother possesses winged flight. Her speed and rate of climb while in this form have never been measured.
- Magic: Big Mother possesses the ability to weave a variety of mystical enchantments, although the full range and limits of this power remains unknown. She once created an enchantment that rendered her son, Grendell, impervious to the weaponry of his arch-foe, Beowulf. This same enchantment also enabled Grendell to touch iron without being burned.
- Superhuman Durability: Big Mother's strength is matched only by her durability. She can withstand a high degree of physical force without undue discomfort.
Although her prodigious size is her greatest asset, Big Mother is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
Big Mother possesses superhuman strength levels, the limits of which remain unknown.
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- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Horror, 2005
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