What do they have in common?

What do Beowulf and The Iliad have in common? What themes do they share?

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Beowulf and The Iliad are both epics; they are both written in verse; and they both speak to the issue of paganism (although Beowulf is first and foremost a Christian text). Both texts also contain mythological creatures.

Themes shared by the two texts would include loyalty and honor.