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The Hero's Journey

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on 24 August 2016

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Transcript of The Hero's Journey

Home Culture
A
place
that is normal, comfortable,
familiar

to the hero.
Crossing the First Threshold
The hero must leave his/her
home
world and journey into unfamiliar territory. The hero is met with the first
obstacle
that begins the journey.
Meeting with the Goddess
The hero meets a
powerful
woman who
encourages
the hero to continue the journey.
Ritual Death
The hero is gravely
injured
and may appear to have died, or someone close to him/her
dies
.
Crossing the Return Threshold
The hero attempts to return
home
, but first must face the
enemy
- often called the "gatekeeper" or "threshold guardian."
The Known World
The Unknown World
The Hero's Journey
Call to Adventure
The hero becomes
aware
of the
outside world
- usually signaled by another character, "the herald."
Refusal of the Call
The hero at first chooses not to move forward because of their
fear
of
change
.
Supernatural Aid
The hero is guided by a
wise
or magical guide/teacher and/or given a powerful
gift
(a talisman).
Road of Trials
A series of challenges and
tests
that helps the hero to improve his/her character and become more
independent
.
Dragon Battle
The hero
fights
a
monster
or battles against his/her own
inner demons.
Magic Flight
The hero is being
chased
or must try to
escape
from those he has angered on his journey,
Master of Two Worlds
The hero has found him/herself and now
accepts
his/her
quest
. The hero is a balanced character and in
control
of his/her
destiny
.
Freedom
The
journey
is
complete
. The hero no longer fears change, but instead has learned to live in the moment. The hero has
proven
himself, and the world appears to be
safe
.
Answering the Call
Something
happens that motivates the hero to change his mind and
accept
the call.
Companions
The hero is
joined
by
friends
who will become helpful to the quest.
A
pattern
found in myths, stories, and legends.
A basic storytelling
archetype
that is used over and over again.
First described as "The Heroic Monomyth" by Joseph Campell.
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