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Tyler Palacios12/30/16Anglo-Saxon Traditions in BeowulfAnglo-Saxon Traditions in Beowulfevident by being depicted accurately and impor-tantly, with throughout the entire poem. In Beowulfthere are many Anglo-Saxon traditions there are many tradition s that are included. A few of them being: displays of strength, courage and honor, and even boastfulness, which may seem a little strange at first. In Anglo-Saxon culture, there are many stories of heroes which all include details of great deeds, victories, and even im-mortality. In Beowulfhis character consists of the basic characteristics of other Anglo-Saxon de-picted heroes. It is common for heroes to have powers, especially strength …Beowulf has what is de-scribed as, “Beastly strength” when he fought with Grendel. A direct quote is, “The Beats all leap to help Beowulf, but their weapons are nothing compared to Grendel’s thick hide.” The book goes on to describe Grendel’s it states that it, “Blunted every mortal man’s blade.” How-ever, Beowulf managed to rip of his arm at the shoulder with just his bare hands. According to Anglo-Saxon traditions strength and physical appearance are essentials to becoming an Anglo-Saxon warrior. Beowulf is described as having the strength of "thirty men" in just one of his

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