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Epic heroes are characters that appear in epic poems, such as the ancient texts "The Epic of Gilgamesh" or "Beowulf;" the heroes of these stories are typically divine or otherwise superhuman and have the ability to succe... More »

An epic is traditionally a long narrative poem that tells the story of a hero. Also called heroic poems, epic poems stretch back to the story "Gilgamesh" from Mesopotamia. Homer's "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" are the tw... More »

An epic hero is defined as a character in an epic poem who is noble and brave and is affected by great events or admired for his achievements. Two well-known examples of epic heroes are Aeneas and Odysseus. More »

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Epic heroes from literature, who were more courageous and powerful than ordinary mortals, include Achilles, Perseus, Hercules, Odysseus and Beowulf. Achilles led the Greek army to success during the Trojan War to reclaim... More »

Epic heroes in literature include Achilles, Aeneas, Arjuna, Beowulf, Gilgamesh, Grettir, Odysseus, Roland and Rostam. An epic hero is the central character in an epic poem, which is a book-length narrative that chronicle... More »

The Epic of Gilgamesh has several moral themes, but the main theme is that love is a motivating force. Other moral themes in this epic are the inevitability of death and the danger of dealing with the gods. More »

“The Epic of Gilgamesh” is an ancient story about a Sumerian king who lived in 2500 BCE Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh starts out as a corrupt king, but he learns how to become good over the course of the story. More »