MYTHS AND HEROES

  1. MYTH

a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

2. HERO

hero (masculine or gender-neutral) or heroine (feminine) (Ancient Greek:ἥρως, hḗrōs) is a person or character who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage or self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good. Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples.

Every society has its own set of myths, and interestingly, often these different myths are re-tellings of central archetypal stories that are changed slightly to fit different cultures and experiences.

Similarly, each society chooses its own heroes, which implicitly reflect the values of that society as a whole.

An inspirational video: There’s a hero in you

This video features the following heroes:
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Lennon
Princess Diana (Lady Diana, Princess of Wales)
Mahatma Gandhi
Malala Yousafzai
Nick Vujicic
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jane Goodall
Francine Wheeler

 

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