The protagonist of the monomyth described by Campbell and Leeming. Such characters tend to be both round and dynamic. According to Frazer, the hero's forerunners were the shaman and the divine king, figures who had direct access to extraordinary spiritual energies. Through psychological identification with these figures, a community could vicariously gain access to spiritual energies. As this suggests, heroes are those with whom we tend to identify ourselves; they are our proxies. The hero's quest for individuation symbolizes the journey we must all make.
A mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent that is endowed with great strength or ability. The word is often broadly applied to the principle male or female character in a literary or dramatic work. See Protagonist
Joseph Campbell defined a hero as someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. On another occasion, he defined two different types of heroic deeds. One, he said, is the physical deed, in which the hero performs a courageous act and saves a life. The other kind is the spiritual deed, in which the hero learns to experience the supernormal range of human life and then comes back with a message (a lesson, a gift, an idea) to share.
The principal sympathetic character (male or female) in a literary work. Heroes and heroines typically exhibit admirable traits: idealism, courage, and integrity, for example. Famous heroes and heroines include Pip in Charles Dickens's Great Expectations, the anonymous narrator in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, and Sethe in Toni Morrison's Beloved. (Compare with Antagonist, anti-hero, and protagonist.)
Hero is a Chinese martial arts, drama and adventure film of the wuxia genre, directed by Zhang Yimou with music by Tan Dun. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the movie is loosely based on the legendary Jing Ke.
"Hero" is a pop song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Carey's fourth album Music Box (1993). Its protagonist declares that even though we may feel discouraged or down at times, in reality we are all "heroes" if we look inside ourselves and see our own inner strength; in time, this will help us "find the way". It was released as the album's second single in the fourth quarter of 1993 (see 1993 in music) and became a worldwide commercial success.
The Hero is the protagonist and player character in Sierra On-Line's Quest for Glory series of role-playing/graphic adventure games. During the character creation process, the player is given the opportunity to name him (or to not name him, in which case his name defaults to "Unknown Hero"). The name Devon Aidendale is given to him in strategy guides and other documents where a "formal name" has to be given to the character.
From the Greek , in mythology and folklore, a hero (male) or heroine (female) usually fulfills the definitions of what is considered good and noble in the originating culture. Typically the willingness to sacrifice the self for the greater good is seen as the most important defining characteristic of a hero. However, in literature, particularly in tragedy, the hero may also have serious flaws which lead to their downfall, e.g.
The title of Hero is presented by various governments to their citizens for committing acts of self-sacrifice to the state, or for great achievements on the field of battle or in the labor force. The first Hero title that was presented was the Hero of Soviet Union, while it was followed with the Hero of Socialist Labor. Other nations in the past presented hero titles and some nations still do today.
Hero (also known as Accidental Hero) is a comedy and drama movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Chevy Chase, and Joan Cusack and directed by Stephen Frears. It was released in the United States on Friday, October 2, 1992.
HERO Magazine was an American glossy men's magazine co-founded in 1997 by Samuel Kensinger Francis and Paul Matthew Horne that rode the wave of the "mainstreaming" of gay culture. It published the first automotive column in a national gay magazine, the first gay wedding guide, etc. Like a gay man's Oprah Winfrey, HERO turned away from the "sex sells" attitude of other gay publications, and did not accept adult or tobacco advertising.
Hero was the 2002 smash hit single from Superchic[k], a Christian Alternative Rock/Christian Pop Punk band. It reached Number One on Christian Rock charts and enjoyed play on both Christian and mainstream radio stations. It is contained in the Superchick release titled "Last One Picked" and was remixed (red Pill) on Regeneration.
In Blizzard Entertainment's real-time strategy game Warcraft III, a Hero is a special kind of unit which embodies some of the properties normally found in role-playing games, such as levelling and skill selection. Heroes were considered one of the most innovative features of Warcraft III, due to the large changes to traditional RTS concepts and strategies brought about by their introduction.
a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
Hero is a Tollywood film that was directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and produced by Allu Aravind. This film starred Chiranjeevi, Radhika, and Rao Gopal Rao in important roles. This film released on April 23, 1984.
"Hero" is a song by Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of Nickelback, recorded in 2002 by Kroeger and Josey Scott, the lead singer of Saliva. Its performance is generally credited in full to "Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott."
Hero is the anime cable channel in the Philippines formed by Creative Programs Inc. (the cable subsidiary of ABS-CBN) which also produces MYX, Cinema One, ABS-CBN News Channel and Lifestyle Network. So far, it is seen on Sky Cable in Metro Manila and in over 200 cable systems all over the Philippines. It is also known as Hero TV by fans, and later by the channel itself probably due to ambiguation purposes.
a leader who will take the point in the platoon because he cares for the platoon and he knows it is not only his duty but he also cares greatly for the other members of the platoon because they are the only family he knows