-noble birth -father was king
-brave -he kills monsters
-courageous -he protects his people
-selfless/noble -he risks his life each battle to make sure his people are safe
I believe that Beowulf is an epic hero because he has all the traits of an epic hero. He had a noble birth because his father was king, his is brave because he kills monsters, he is courageous because he protects his people, and he is selfless because he is will to risk his life to keep his people safe.