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

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Tecumseh

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

Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
Bob Riley

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that's how I approached the part.
Christopher Reeve
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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