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The Epic Hero. What do they all have in common?. Characteristics of the Hero. Has larger than life qualities possibly supernatural A natural leader of men Is appealing/attractive encounters temptations Has ‘good’ on his or her side, sometimes helped by divine beings (gods).

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characteristics of the hero
Characteristics of the Hero
  • Has larger than life qualities
    • possibly supernatural
  • A natural leader of men
  • Is appealing/attractive
    • encounters temptations
  • Has ‘good’ on his or her

side, sometimes helped by divine beings (gods)

characteristics continued
Characteristics continued…
  • Smarter than everyone else, usually a great problem solver
  • Is generous to supporters but ruthless enemies
  • Often stands alone in battle
  • A skilled fighter
the hero s journey
The Hero’s Journey
  • Faces obstacles and temptations
  • Descends into darkness (usually underworld)
  • Goes on long journeys,

always on the move,

travels to find adventure

the journey continued
The Journey continued
  • Defeats monsters, enemies, and defies authority (gods)
  • After achieves goal, returns home where their journey and successes are celebrated
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Identify other heroes that exist in our culture. Who are they? WHY are they considered a hero?