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Definition of Hero

Hero

  1. An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.
  2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or illustrious person.
  3. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or the person who has the principal share in the transactions related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey, and Aeneas in the Aeneid.

Hero Quotations

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Joseph Campbell

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve

I'm saying to be a hero is means you step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice, so heroes always are making a sacrifice. Heroes always take a risk. Heroes always deviant. Heroes always doing something that most people don't and we want to change - I want to democratise heroism to say any of us can be a hero.
Philip Zimbardo

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.
Debi Mazar
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Hero Translations

hero in Afrikaans is held
hero in Dutch is heros, held
hero in Finnish is sankari
hero in German is Held
hero in Italian is eroe
hero in Latin is vir
hero in Norwegian is helt
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