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The Characteristics Of Epic Heros

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In ancient Greek Mythology, myths were created as an oral tradition to pass down stories of the great legends before them. These great protagonists are referred to as epic heroes. An epic hero is a brave character in an epic poem, who is commended for his significant achievements even though their fate is met with great tragedy. Heroic heroes are essential because each lesson the character experiences can be applied to real life. Examples of epic heroes that are covered in literary works are King Gilgamesh and Achilles. Homer's Iliad, Achilles is the most exceptional fighter for the Greeks. He was known for his strength and bravery. The Iliad portrays the story of Achilles to be controlled by prophecies of his future and his attempts to avoid his fate. The hero the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh is King Gilgamesh himself. The great literary work of ancient Mesopotamia is known from its tablets filled narrative even though gaps are still found in the story. The character Gilgamesh is based on the ruler of Uruk. The epic presents Gilgamesh as a great warrior, who decides not to marry Ishtar. He then finds friendship in Enkidu and defeats creatures, and he even destroys the bull Ishtar sends to slay him. Achilles and Gilgamesh are similar in the characteristic of an epic hero, fate yet though their stories are different.
In Greek mythology noble birth plays a vital role in the story. Noble birth aligns with the reason the protagonist is considered legendary; this is because usually,
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