Heroes, Journeys, Myths, and Epics. An Introduction. Characteristics of an epic…. A physically impressive hero of national or historical importance A vast setting involving much of the physical world, and sometimes the land of the dead
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Myths are stories about supernatural beings. In early times, they were handed down orally from one generation to another.
It is an original model after which other similar things are patterned – these are found in every culture all over the world.
Search for someone or an object which,when found, will restore peace or balance to a society
Part of the quest that serves as a test – hero will usually have to perform some super-human deed
Usually an initiation into adulthood or some role the hero must take on
SPIRITUAL journey hero must go through in search of truth – it is a spiritual or psychological awakening
Descent from a higher to a lower state of being – usually involves loss of innocence, banishment, or death
Shows cycle of nature and life
Yes, writers of literature and film choose colors for a reason!
Yes, these can mean something, too!