Obieze Udemadu - Heroism Then & Now - Anglo-Saxon...

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Anglo-Saxon Reading Check Assigned: 3 Jan Due: 6 Jan, 11:59 pm Respond to the following prompt in a brief, 300 word essay (Also on p 17 of your textbook). The mythology and literature of the early Celts and Anglo-Saxons were filed with larger-than-life heroes. The Anglo-Saxon heroes were exclusively male, but Celtic history and mythology record some powerful female warriors as well. How do these ancient views on heroism compare with today’s notions of personal greatness? In a brief essay, discuss the ways in which individuals gain fame and fortune today. How are their accomplishments celebrated and remembered? Type your response in the box below, and submit to the Google Classroom by 11:59 pm on 6 Jan. In ancient times, views of heroism were oftentimes determined by a person's social class, strength, wisdom, or more commonly power. Typically, ancient heroes tended to be kings, warriors, and few powerful queens. Other examples could consist of Gods, Goddesses, and their offsprings which are remembered as heroes for something significant that they accomplished in their lifetime. Some of
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