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Beowulf is the star of what epic poem? That's right! You guessed it. Beowulf is an ancient tale first recorded over a thousand years ago. Known as one of the greatest heroes of all time, Beowulf battled evil demons and a seriously violent dragon. He and Heracles would have made a fantastic team. Unlike Heracles, Beowulf never attained immortality. He died while slaying the vicious dragon.

Get all the dirt on this Viking hero in our guide to Beowulf.