Examples Of Odysseus Being An Epic Hero

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Do you know any epic heroes that show heroic qualities? Some heroes that you might be thinking of would be Batman, Spider-Man, or even Thor; but those aren't the epic heroes I'm talking about. I'm talking about the real heroes the ones who don't need any powers to achieve anything. The type of hero that does not need to fly or shoot lasers out of it's eyes. One hero that would be considered an epic hero would be Odysseus; you might not know who he is, well he's a character that comes out in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Odysseus is an epic hero because he cares about his family, he is intelligent and he shows courage and because he shows determination. There was one obstacle where they fell into a cyclone and were stuck there Odysseus managed to get through it.

Odysseus would be an example of a epic hero because he cares about his family. Odysseus took a trip out with his men and he met Calypso. Calypso kept Odysseus captive on her island. Odysseus wanted to leave and told her and she let him go. Odysseus although he went through all his journey he desired to get home very badly. He found out his son was in trouble and that his wife was going to …show more content…

One part in the Iliad and the Odyssey, Odysseus finds himself with a cyclops. He goes with all his men but they all run away or get scared. The cyclops also had him as his slave. Odysseus used his smart thinking and used boiling tar and poured it onto his face. The cyclops was left blind and he ran off. During the Trojan War Odysseus had a great idea to make the a horse for the Trojans and left it by the gate. What they didn't know was that they were hiding inside the horse to attack while they were sleeping. There was another time during his journey where they were passing by some Sirens. Odysseus used his intelligence to use wax and put it in their ears so they wont hear them because if they did they would

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