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Essay | Greek Heroes: Hercules and Perseus

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Greek Heroes: Hercules and Perseus

Summary: Discusses the roles of heroes in Greek literature. Describes how the characters Hercules and Perseus are heroes showing obvious strength, intelligence and courage.
Heroes are favored by the gods and are used in mythology to solve arisen conflict. They live exceptional lives and fulfill all challenges that meet their way. Hercules and Perseus are heroes. As heroes both show strength, intelligence and courage.

One way both Hercules and Perseus can be considered heroes is through their strength. Hercules displays his strength when he battles the great Antaeus, "He grew limp and helpless in Hercules' hands, gasping and begging for mercy. But Hercules still held him in a firm grip." (Cruse 57) Being able to lift such a heavy man must take much strength, and since heroes possess strength this makes Hercules a hero.

By comparison Perseus also shows strength. Medusa's body and head is covered with hard scales which no one with average strength could possibly pierce with a sword. Perseus proves he is a strong man when he...

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