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Myths and heroes

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on 23 March 2016

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Transcript of Myths and heroes

MYTHS & HEROES
A hero is
a being who is endowed with extraordinary strength and courage, often of divine ancestry, who is celebrated for his bold exploits.
a traditional story concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
in mythology and folklore, a person of superhuman qualities who is admired for his/her courage or outstanding achievements.
A man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude
A man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field
A being who is endowed with extraordinary strength and courage, often of divine ancestry, who is celebrated for his bold exploits.
The principal male / female character in a novel, film, play, comics.
A person who, in the opinion of others,
has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal
A person who has braved death / risked or sacrificed his or her life for others.
an ancient story about gods, heroes and magic
a popular belief of tradition embodying the ideals and institution of a society
an unfounded or false notion
a theme or character type embodying an idea
What is
a myth?

What is
a hero?

What kind of hero?
> a legendary, mythical, medieval, modern, realistic hero/heroine
> a patriotic and national hero, a champion
> a hero recognized by society because of his/her abnegation : fireman, a member of a rescue team
> a defender of common values such as the environment
> a sportsman who breaks records
> a fictitious hero : comics (superheroes), cinema
Hero's qualities
courage
hope
law-abiding
noble
strength
sacrifice
determination
selfless
focus
perseverance
intrepidity
loyalty
Obama's speech
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/08/28/50-years-american-heroes
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