On the other hand, Theseus was such a great thinker. He was the first human to kill the Minotaur and make it out of the labyrinth alive. Hercules was from Greece; however, Theseus was from Athens. Theseus always wanted to be the hero like Hercules. His mental state was in the correct place, but his physical state was not as strong as Hercules.
But unlike the main hero of the Iliad, Achilles, it is not only his warrior valor that is highlighting in the Odyssey, but also his intelligence. This is a particular form of intelligence that the Greeks called "mètis" (a particular form of intelligence, based on trickery, cunning, stratagem, but also concealment, deception and sometimes lies). It is on this characteristic that is founded the heroic figure Odysseus, and that is beyond his warlike strength, which makes him to appear as a complex hero, both typical and unique in times. Odysseus in his behavior and in his character, however, appears more human than his warrior side would not let him assume. First, the epic reversal values reminds us that he is a mortal, who has qualities that properly human have.
Many people think he is not a hero because of his mistakes, but those are mistakes and making mistakes does not make anyone less of a hero. Odysseus is more than a hero. He is a very humane hero who makes mistakes just like anyone else, but in the end was still a hero. This is shown by Odysseus’ leadership when he won the Trojan War, when he saved his men from staying animals forever, and going to the underworld to face his fears and stay brave. Not every hero needs to be perfect.
In particular, Gilgamesh and Achilles were both prideful and full of themselves alike in that matter, but they both were different in affluent power and overwhelming strength, which made them a heroine to fellow humans because of their superhuman abilities, high personal relationships, and great influence over people. Firstly, both Gilgamesh and Achilles obtained superhuman powers and abilities. In the prologue of the Epic of Gilgamesh, it is noted, that Gilgamesh had the superhuman strength of beauty, this is due to the fact that the Gods gave Gilgamesh a perfect body, courage, and the Gods even
Hercules was known as the strongest mortal and is even stronger than some gods. Disregarding his strength, Hercules is not very smart and lacks wisdom, but he will help out a friend at any time. Hercules is an epic hero because of his strength, bravery, and his selflessness. Hercules; was the strongest of all mortals, he was even stronger than some immortals. The thing with Hercules is that he will use his strength for things he does not need at times.
Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey. They both go through the “Hero’s Journey,” and display many characteristics of a hero. Beowulf, however, better fits the qualities of an epic hero due to his unselfish personality, his fearlessness, and his nobility. One reason Beowulf is the better epic hero is because his intentions and motives were selfless. He always fought to save the people, not for glory or treasures.
Beowulf was a fictional hero but set the example of what we think when we hear the word hero. Achilles was a warrior for Greece that didn’t believe that war was the answer for a stolen girl. Achilles and Beowulf were both fantastic heroes in different ways, but are still respected by society. Achilles and Beowulf were both mighty heroes. Achilles was a fierce warrior and the son of Thetis.
From Greek mythology, Odysseus is considered to be an epic hero. This means, that in comparison to other humans, he possesses superhuman strength, craftiness, and confidence, more so than the average person. An epic hero embodies ideals and values that culture deems as admirable. Another characteristic an epic hero must have is the capability to be helped, and harmed by the interfering gods, a trait that Odysseus certainly has. Odysseus seems to emerge victorious from perilous situations, and that is what makes him such a notable figure in Greek mythology.
How the themes of Fame and Ambition appear in The Iliad and Beowulf Do heroes and warriors truly crave the attention they gain, for showing acts of bravery and heroism? In The Iliad and Beowulf, there are several moments we see how elated the warriors get from fighting and winning battles. Both Beowulf and Achilles describes how powerful they are. From slaying many in the Trojan War, or by defeating sea monsters and dragons, we can tell both men are the greatest warriors of all time. While similar in many ways, because they are both heroes from a different setting and time period, there are also many differences between them.
Melody Beattie once said, “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” This is what Odysseus had to learn after he did not thank the gods for the Trojan war victory due to his pride. According to Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, “the Greek hero was born of royalty. The Greek hero was braver, taller, handsomer, stronger, than all else. He was liked universally. Songs of praise were sung about him.
Mali has a strange relationship with religion and magic, and it is safe to categorize the two together. Sogolon and Soumaoro, the great sorcerers are in touch with these spirits, and yet Sundiata dominates because he bows before them. Sundiata is an arrogant warrior, but when he is unable to harm Soumaoro, he does not act with more aggression but instead doubts his strength. In acting like this, he opens himself to the religious/magical forces in nature, and they aid him, allowing him to defeat the sorcerer king. Magic, religion, and nature form a realm higher than the human realm.