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Mythology EssayThere are several characteristics that define a hero, such as loyalty and bravery, which mean much more than just excelling in physical strength or dashing looks. “Jason” and “Perseus” are myths that help readers understand characteristics such as bravery and determination. Jason and Perseus are seen to be similar because they are both determined. However, they are different because Jason shows leadership while Perseus shows bravery. Jason is determined to complete his dangerous labors no matter what challenges he may face. On the other hand, Perseus is protective of his pride and dignity, thus bravely accepts a life-threatening command.Determination is an essential characteristic for a hero because it is needed to help them overcome challenges they may face and achieve their goals. Jason shows determination when he accepts a challenge from his uncle, not knowing that he hates him. Jason “proudly accepting his mission…summoned Argos…”(Page 266). Jason did not stop once to determine whether this mission could be a trap and began immediately. The