Heracles was perhaps the most famous ancient hero. He was a demigod, the half-god, half-human son of Zeus and a mortal woman. Traditionally, this myth has been passed down orally. Heracles was very strong; skillful with a bow and arrow and master wrestler. Heracles wrestled a lion with his bare hands.
He sat up and grabbed the snakes by their throats. Amphitryon rushed to nursery to find hercules holding to dead snakes. This scene was also depicted in the movie when Hercules’ parents found him on the ground.
Throughout the story of Beowulf and the movie Thor, there are many similarities; from the enemies they meet, the characteristics of the two warriors, and the things they have conquered. Both Thor and Beowulf have lots of pride. Thor is known as someone powerful and brave in Asgard, he has many enemies. Beowulf is known as a courageous warrior who can conquer any enemy, and he also has different enemies that he must defeat throughout the story. Both of the brave warriors come to figure out what their destiny must be, they are destined for greatness but they must go through great storms to achieve it.
Achilles was brave, heroic, and a man during The Trojan War. He had all the virtues Homer was trying to convey. One thing that was not mentioned was that Achilles had an explosive temper and held grudges. In The Trojan War thousands of people died. Every man who went to fight in the Trojan War was extremely brave.
Epic Hero or Epic Zero Would one think of Odysseus as an epic hero? Although he had excessive pride and cheated on his wife, he has many traits that makes him an epic hero. For example, Odysseus was able to come up with a genius plan to injure Polyphemos before he could eat any more of Odysseus’ men, that demonstrates the trait of intelligence. Odysseus has been through many hardships and has always used his traits to help him get through any obstacle. Throughout Odysseus’ journey home, he demonstrates leadership, intelligence, and superhuman strength.
Achilles is the greatest Greek hero. He is the greatest hero because of his large contribution to the Trojan war. The text said, "Achilles excelled in battle and sacked no less than 23 cities." These 23 cities, although not exciting battles, made a big contribution. The story said "Hektor, although a great warrior himself, was no match for Achilles" Hektor was one of the greatest fighters for the Trojans and led the Trojans.
Odysseus an Epic Hero Have you ever wondered what made Odysseus and epic hero? According to Wikipedia he was the Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. The Odyssey made him famous for his journey after the Trojan war started. After a ten year journey Odysseus was admired, but also hated by many civilians and even gods. To many people Odysseus was a man full of courage, great leadership, and was love towards his family.
Circe takes part in the love triangle, after she heard his love story, she fell madly in love with him, but he never loved her back. Circe became exasperated, she was angered, not with her love, but with Scylla, due to the jealousy of her, she unleashed her wrath upon the beautiful Nymph by making a poisonous potion instead. She started to pour it in the pool where Scylla usually bathed in. The first touch of her of body into the pool, turned her into the Hideous Monster of all, her body ripped out from the inside, her two legs morphed into twelve legs . Blood and flesh was everywhere, six heads took place, each head had frightening three rows of vicious sharp teeth able to shred anything.
The Greek god I am researching is, Zeus. Zeus is the most power full god. He has the power to throw lighting bolt control the weather and control the heavens. The reason I picked Zeus as my god is because he is a good strong leader. Zeus has a kind of small family, his mothers name is Rhea, his fathers name is Cronus, and his brothers and sisters are, Hades, posiden, Demeter, and Hsia.
The Greek God’s of the Iliad fight with each other and argue like humans, and most often we cannot be sure that they truly have the human’s best interest in their hearts. In fact, humans very often come across as more noble than the Gods. For example, Prince Hector is the hero to the Trojan army. An example of this would be when Lycaon’s son, Pandarus states in book five that “he marched the Trojans hard to lovely town of Troy, to please Prince Hector.”
Many know about the idea of the "monomyth," or the hero's journey as an outline for many of our modern books, movies, t.v. series, etc. Joseph Campbell's definition for the hero's journey is, "the quintessential (or best example) of an archetypal myth. " The Disney film Hercules is one of the best examples of Joseph Campbell's monomyth. For instance step one of the hero's journey outline is the Ordinary world. Hercules was born the son to Zeus and Hero.
In The Odyssey an epic poem by Homer, Odysseus, a hero from Ithaca, is trapped on his way home from Athens and Troy. His son, Telemachus, goes on a journey looking for his lost father. Both son and father want to reclaim their house from the suitors who wish to marry Penelope, Odysseus’ wife. Genghis Khan, Choi Yuna, my brother, An Thai, and Odysseus have traits like strength, thoughtfulness, and attractiveness. People need heroes with these traits because they need role models and someone to guide them through life.
“In Anglo-Saxon culture and literature, to be a hero was to be a warrior. A hero had to be strong, intelligent, and courageous” (Dogra 79). Furthermore, he had to be an honorable warrior who did not cower at the thought of an impossible battle. Rather, he trudged forward, prepared to the rattle cages of the strongest, evilest, and most damnable villains known to men. He personifies strength, loyalty, and bravery.