What does Beowulf mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (poetic) An Anglo-Saxon personal name, usually with reference to the hero of an Old English epic poem, or to the poem itself.
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As a final gesture of revenge, Beowulf finds Grendel's body and decapitates him.
With the absence of humility, yet his important role in society and his ideals of chivalry, Beowulf was the definition of a hero in his own time.
Seamus Heaney is one of the United Kingdom's most respected poets and Beowulf stands as one of the greatest epic poems in English literature.
And let's face it, it's cooler to be a latter-day Beowulf than a burger-flipper.
The two-man chorus is lent an alliterative, Anglo-Saxon form reminiscent of Heaney's Beowulf.
We may note the menseful way in which Beowulf acts as regent for the deceased king's young sons.

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