articles

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 »

Also referred to as an epic narrative, a modern epic may be defined as a poem written in the length of a novel that reflects ancient storytelling tradition. Unlike the prose novel, the verse of the modern epic often deri... More »

www.reference.com Art & Literature Literature

King Arthur is celebrated as an iconic hero for his bravery, honor and chivalry. The stories of King Arthur, whether myth or actual accounts of a real man, tell the tale of a British King who united the country and led h... More »

similar articles

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 »

www.reference.com History Ancient History