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ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander Abydos
mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel' Achilles
mythical Greek warrior who was a leader on the Trojan side of the Trojan War; hero of the Aeneid Aeneas
son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea Aesculapius , Asclepius , Asklepios
mythical Greek hero; a warrior who fought against Troy in the Iliad Ajax
(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality Alcides , Heracles , Herakles , Hercules
protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine) antihero
German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19) Armin , Arminius , Hermann
(Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera) Bellerophon
legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon Beowulf
(Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic); contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life Bhagavad-Gita , Bhagavadgita , Gita
United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he shared command of the garrison that resisted the Mexican attack on the Alamo where he died (1796-1836) Bowie , James Bowie , Jim Bowie
Valkyrie or a queen in the Nibelungenlied who loved the hero Siegfried; when he deceived her she had him killed and then committed suicide Brunhild , Brunnhilde , Brynhild
legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas Don Juan
any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero) Don Quixote
hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical Don Quixote
hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century El Cid
poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero epic poetry , heroic poetry
long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds epic , epic poem , epos , heroic poem
female character is some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine fairy godmother
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