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HEROES In todays world we dont seem to have any heroes You know this when you fail to see Bill Clintons name on the top ten admirable people list There was one time when people had lot of heroes such as Perseus Daedalus and Theseus I believe that Perseus and Theseus are heroes but I dont believe that Daedlus is a hero because Deaedlus does not have the traits that make a character a hero In Greek Mythology there are some traits that make a character a hero this the way you know if a character is a hero or not Perseus is a classic mythological hero because he has a lot of heroic traits Most heroes have a human and a god parents Perseus is son of Danae and a God Their birth events are unusual Perseus was born under very unusual birth A God had to transform in to light to get in to the brass tower to be with Danae Heroes also face a lot of evil in their childhood king Acrisius sends Danae and Perseus out to sea with out food or drinkable water He also grew up under an unpleasant king Polydices who wanted to get rid of him and marry his mother Perseuss heroic quest began when he gave king Polydecyes a promise he said I shall bring you the head of MedusaPerseus 118 Perseuss real identity was reviled when Heremes came to Perseus and said Good day BrotherPerseus 118 This is when Perseus finds out that his father is Zeus Hermes came to help Perseus to give him an amulet a pair of flying shoes made by Athena During his heroic quest Perseus also overcomes a human imperfection when he resists dancing with the beautiful Nymph of the west Still Perseus gives a promise to meet them back Because of this he feels like more of human then a god Like other heroes Perseus had
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