The Anglo- Saxon society was strongly connected to the king and lord. In other words a kingdom itself was only as strong as its war leader (otherwise known as the king). No type of underlying authority nor administration was present beyond the lifetime of a leader. “Afterwards a boy-child was sent to Shield, a cub in the yeard, a comfort sent by God that nation. He knew what the had tholed, the long times and troubles they’d come through without a leader; so the Lord of Life, the glorious almighty, made his man renowned” ( Beowulf 49). Throughout the story of Beowulf anytime a man completed a heroic task the praise was attributed to God’s favor and plan. The Anglo-Saxon earthly virtues that were revealed in Beowulf are heroism, brotherly love, generosity and loyalty. “In the end each clan on the outlying coasts beyond the whale-road had tohim and began to pay tribute. That was one good king” ( Beowulf 50). The narrator of Beowulf is clear on the fact of what a king is like, in the sense that they are dominate in their surrounding tribes and should demand tribute. This all comes into play with how the Anglo-Saxons have a bound of togetherness with everything they do.