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Greek Myths About Heroes

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What is the point of life? Maybe it’s to create to further civilization, or maybe it’s to further selfish desires of glory. Either way, a sense of purpose has provided one of the main dividers between the world of the living and the underworld. Far north, across foggy, desolate waste, lay Hades’ kingdom; a permanent prison for almost all dead souls. These souls have been deprived of all substance, memory, reason, and will. Greek myths about heroes reveal a painful awareness of the limits that life imposes on all human endeavors. The Greek hero’s passion to seize every opportunity for fame and individual achievement come from his knowledge that everything he values, from strength, to good looks, to divine favor, will all be stripped away after
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