Trait 2: Capable of deeds of great strength and courage
Trait: 3: Great Warrior
Trait 1: Most epic heroes will have an above average station in life Beowulf was the son of a famous soldier, Edgetho, giving him an above average station of life.
Trait 4: Travels Over a Vast Setting
Trait 2: The hero has the potential for great deeds Beowulf was the only one able to defeat Grendel, and succeeded in doing so.
Trait 5: National Heroism
You saved us!
Trait 3: Before the hero does his work in the epic, he is established himself in combat during a war. Before arriving to help the Danes, Beowulf drove five great giants into chains, swam and hunted monsters in the ocean, and fought in
Trait 6: Humility
Just doing my job
Trait 4: Distance makes the hero's actions greater because they aren't selfish; they are for another country or people Beowulf leaves his home with some fellow Geats and sets off by boat to Denmark to help out the Danes.
Trait 5: Before a hero can be celebrated in countries around the world, the hero must first be recognized within their own country Beowulf was already known as the son of Edgetho, but was more celebrated for his achievements in the war, in defeating the five great giants, and his hunting of monsters.
I owe you my life!
Trait 6: Even when the hero is recognized by the world for his great deeds, he never brags or even takes the applause Beowulf was motivated by the idea that he is meant to get rid of the monsters. He is not seeking glory, wealth, or fame.