Definition of Hero - true spirit of a particular religious...

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Definition of Hero: 1. In terms of mythology: A hero is a name given (as in Homer) to men of superhuman strength, courage, or ability, favored by the gods; at a later time regarded as intermediate between gods and men, and immortal. A hero, in this sense, is a demigod. 2. In a traditional sense: A hero is a man distinguished by extraordinary valor and martial achievements; one who does brave or noble deeds; an illustrious warrior, one who exhibits extraordinary bravery, firmness, fortitude, or greatness of soul, in any course of action, or in connection with any pursuit, work, or enterprise; a man admired and venerated for his achievements and noble qualities. 3. In a religious sense: A hero is one chosen by god or is god himself, embodying the
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Unformatted text preview: true spirit of a particular religious belief. 4. In a sociopolitical sense: A hero is one who acts in accordance and defends, if necessary with his/her life, the major interests of the society, who remains firm and loyal in his/her belief in the ideological values of the society. 5. In a conventional sense: A hero is one who comes to other peoples rescue at the very real risk of his/her own physical harm. A person noted for feats of courage, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in a war. A hero can also be a person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine and science, etc. In this sense, a hero becomes a sort of social celebrity....
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