Possesses supernatural human strength, craftiness, and confidence Is helped or harmed by interfering gods or goddesses Embodies ideals and values that a culture considers admirable Emerges victorious from perilous situation
An epic hero is...
A hero in literature is someone who battles bravely for the sake of their own glory. Most hero’s often have one fatal flaw. In the Epic the Odyssey, Odysseus overcomes his flaw of pride, through asking the god Apollo for help
Help me Apollo
Odysseus shows his heroic traits when he travels to “The kingdom of the dead.” where he slaughtered the Cyclopes
Odysseus is clever by saying his name was nobody
Help me nobody!!
Odysseus shows his bravery by staying calm in the Cyclopes cave.
Odysseus shows his superhuman strength by killing Antinous. He also had the Gods helping him through Apollo helping him shoot.