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I. Useful English and Greek terms a. Kleos i. glory b. Kleos aphthiton i. Undying glory c. Arete i. Goodness, excellence, or virtue; the act of living up to one’s full potential d. Aristeia i. A warrior’s prowess/excellence II. The Hero a. What is a hero? b. When did Hesiod think heroes had lived? c. What patterns have been identified in mythology that deal with heroes? i. Otto Rank’s pattern: the Myth of the Birth of the Hero (see below) 1. Oedipus ii. Vladimir Propp’s Journey/Quest pattern 1. Vladimir Propp, 1928: “there is an instruction, a task, to go in search of something (something lost) and to get it; the hero gathers relevant information, decides to set out on the quest, starts on his way, meets with others, either helpers or enemies; there is a change of scenery; the object is found and taken possession of by force or by cunning; it is brought back, the hero being chased by the adversary; success: the hero comes off triumphant.” a. Herakles b. Odysseus d. Where are heroes generally worshipped in cult? i.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MYTH 215 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '08 term at Bucknell.

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