Epic Poems and Heroes. The Iliad Beowulf Song of Roland El Cid Paradise Lost Lord of the Rings?. Achilles, Odysseus, Agamemnon Beowulf Roland El Cid God, Satan? Frodo and friends?. Famous Epics and Their Heroes. Basic Definition of an Epic.
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Song of Roland
Lord of the Rings?
Achilles, Odysseus, Agamemnon
Frodo and friends?
An epic is usually defined as a very long narrative poem composed in a lofty style that tells a story of a hero and his adventures on a grand scale.
Most epic heroes possess most or all of 7 general characteristics you can use to help you decide if a character is, indeed, an epic hero or heroine.
But what was an aspiring author to do?
Especially if nobody can read!