Or does there have to be more? Maybe music pumps you up, or the coaches speech before heading out onto the pitch. In the epic poem Beowulf, by an unknown author, he had to fight three human killing monsters, Grendel, Grendel’s mother and a fire breathing dragon. He was brave enough to stand up and kill each and every one of them. But what was his motivation to do
One of the most important works in Old English literature is Beowulf, it is a great example of an epic hero. Beowulf shows great feats of bravery throughout the story/epic. “In the beginning of the story Beowulf is called upon to rid the people of Herot of the monster Grendel, who had been on a killing rampage for the past twelve years, he lets it be known that he will do so with his bare hands. (http://study.com/academy/lesson/beowulf-bravery-quotes-examples-analysis.html)”. Another act of bravery by Beowulf is when he fights and kills the dragon.
Not only was all of his enemies whom he had killed previously were now living again, his brother Hades (The king of the underworld) was now complaining of the rareness of new arrivals. "Men could only have life and death," thought Zeus. "It is forbidden to exceed this limit. And besides, if this amount of medical art fell into the wrong hands it could do massive damage." Zeus now knew what he had to do, he had to kill Asclepius.
Wiglaf runs to his rescue where he stabs the dragon in the stomach and the dragon returns the act with fire, scorching Wiglaf’s hand. Even though Beowulf was struggling, he pulls a knife and with every ounce of strength that he has left, stabs it into the dragon’s flank, killing the dragon. In the end Beowulf destroys evil once and for all. He was brave. Beowulf gave up his own life for his kingdom and would forever be Herot’s hero.
The ship called the Odyssey arrived at Sicily. Odysseus tricked my son into drinking strong wine and therefore drunkening him. Once he was drunk, Odysseus grabbed a wooden steak and stabbed him in the eye. Since Odysseus stabbed my son in his only eye, I created dangerous obstacles on their way back and finally I sunk the Odyssey with massive waves. Once there was a great war between the mortals, this war was called the Trojan war.
Odysseus lands on Ogygia, which is Kalypso 's island. When she found Odysseus, Calypso fell in love with him, as he is handsome and brave and the hero of the story. He stays with her on her beautiful island for 7 years, and although he had two sons with Kalypso and she tried to bribe him with immortality, Odysseus wanted to return home to his family of Penelope and Telemachus in Ithaca. Athena was able to rescued Odysseus from Ogygia by having Zeus send Hermes with the message that he should return home. Kalypso helps him build a raft and lets him leave for Ithaca.
He was confused. He started walking over there. But Luscious Luke thought the big green cyclops was coming to eat them. He never saw something this big in his life. So, he armed his men and started shooting the big green giant with there bow and arrows while he cut the ropes off the rocks and slowly started floating away still shooting their bows.
Another way Hamilton explains how powerful his physical strength was by saying “[during the darkest midnight when all was silent in the bourse two great snake came crawling into the nursery...the children woke up and Iphicles screamed and got out of bed, but Hercules sat up and grasped the deadly creatures by the throat...They were dead.” (227-228). Hercules strength was involved even when he was an infant. He managed to kill two poisonous snakes that were sent by Hera to kill Hercules. Hercules strength was also a beneficial trait when he had to perform the twelve tasks that were given by Eurystheus. According to Hamilton, Hercules had to “...kill the lion of Nemea, a beast no weapons could wound” (231).
Right now we are going to talk about the Greek goddesses, Hera. Hera was the wife and sister of Zeus. Hera was the supreme goddesses, patron of marriage and childbirth. Hera had a special interest of protecting and looking after married women. Hera only married Zeus after his trickery, Zeus took the form of a disheveled cuckoo, knowing that she would feel bad for the bird.
In the first line it shows that Medusa lacks in confidence and insecure. She feels this way because she does not know what’s gonna happen next, if her lover betrays her and runs away. Medusa uses Onomatopoeia to indicate the thoughts going through Medusa 's mind.Shortly after the triplet it is said that the snakes on Medusa’s head“Hissed and spat on my scalp”. The word hissed is used to see the ugly side of Medusa. Her thoughts cannot be silenced.
After a minor disagreement, Tibeats attacked Solomon with a hatchet. Again, he was able to disarm Tibeats, but unlike before, didn’t keep hurting Tibeats. Tibeats was so mad he tried to kill Solomon with an axe but he prevented Tibeats from using the axe and finally began to choke Tibeats to death. Solomon finally released Tibeats and ran away. The next hours were filled with danger and fear.
One day Hercules appeared at his home, and accidentally struck Chiron with a poisonous arrow. Previously, Hercules had called on the Centaur Pholus to have a meal with him, on his way to kill an Erymanthian bull. During the meal, Hercules opened a cask of wine that belonged to all of the centaurs. The centaurs were so angry that the viciously attacked Hercules, however he took control and chased them to Malea, where Chiron lived. That was when he accidentally shot Chiron,