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epic hero

noun
1.
a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events:
Beowulf, an epic hero with extraordinary strength.
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  • Beautifully pictured and poetically told legends of Ireland's epic hero Fionn.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik van Loon
  • He had many qualities of the epic hero, and especially this—that he was the last man in the world to be the epic poet.

    Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton
Contemporary definitions for epic hero
noun

a main character in an epic whose legendary or heroic actions are central to his/her culture, race, or nation

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