The Heroic Mythic Cycle. Examining Commonalities. Now that I’ve crossed out those heroes who do not fit our definition, let’s look at what most, if not all of these have in common!. Characteristics of this sort of hero:. Mysterious, magical origins or noble birth
Archetype – a character type that occurs frequently in literature, myth, religion, or folklore, and is therefore believed to evoke profound emotions and “the collective unconscious,” or a universal sort of memory.