The battle with Grendel's mother questions

In lines 464-474, what details of the battle and its setting are characteristic of an epic?

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Beowulf's final battle with Grendel's mother has all the elements of an epic battle narrative. There is chain mail that does not pierce, clusters of sea monsters, an ancient sword of the giants...The battle tells a story that has the grandeur and mythology of an epic tale.

beowulf killed grendel’s mother with what?