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Different cultures around the world admire certain characteristics to create an ideal hero Anglo-Saxons were tribal societies ruled by warrior kings who led their men into battle The Anglo-Saxon period extended from about 450 to 1066 During Anglo-Saxon times protecting the safety of the people exhibiting loyalty to the almighty king and revealing extraordinary physical strength created an ideal hero in the Anglo-Saxon society A legendary figure of divine descent with great strength and abilities describes the definition of a hero during Anglo-Saxon times A hero who fights evil saves the day goes on seafaring journeys and plays an important role in society After a hero dies his popularity remains and continues to grow Beowulf a largely known hero was the ultimate hero who risks his life countless times for the good of others This hero showed to be a seemingly invincible person with extraordinary traits that no other Geats embodied Beowulf was a hero in the eyes of his fellow men through his amazing physical strength He fought in battles and returned victorious from all but his last The warrior strove to be strong enough to kill the monster Grendel who had been terrorizing the Danes for twelve years with his bare hands by ripping off his arm When Beowulf fought Grendels mother who was seeking revenge for her sons death He was able to slay Grendels mother by slashing her with a giant sword that can only be lifted by a person as strong as Beowulf When he chops off Grendels head he carries it up from the ocean with ease but it takes four men to carry it back to the mead-hall This strength stands to be the key to Beowulfs heroism Another heroic trait of Beowulf was his ability to protect his people Beowulfs uncle Hygelac was King of Geats so he sets out to help the Danes defeat the evil Grendel Beowulf risks his own
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