Modern Sense of Hero
...Heracles of the Homeric Hymn and the Theogony; Odysseus Laertiades of the Odyssey and the Theogony; and, finally, Perseus.
To sum up, a hero must be of royal birth, noble, strong, with a fatal flaw, fights for his honor, has done extraordinary feats, the presence or intervention of the god/s in his life, and he dies in an unusual way.
Heracles is part human and part God. He is the son of Zeus (Theogony). Zeus came to Alcmene in the form of Amphitryon, the man she is to marry. He is therefore... Where Have All the Heroes Gone This song "Holding Out for a Hero" was written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford; and, was sung by Bonnie Tyler in 1984 (Steinman). It was a smashing success, hitting #2 on...