Why does the author choose the word ''spawned rather than born? What connotations does this word have?

...He was spawned in that slime, Conceived by a pair of those monsters born Of Cain, murderous creatures banished By God, punished forever for the crime of Abel’s death. The Almighty drove Those demons out, and their exile was bitter, Shut away from men; they split Into a thousand forms of evil—spirts And fiends, goblins, monsters, giants, A brood forever opposing the Lord’s Will....
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Spawned has an evil context to it: a distasteful or wicked sense with connotations of the Devil. Grendel is meant to personify this.