A hero (fem. heroine) is a concept that may be found in classical literature. It is the main or revered character in heroic epic poetry celebrated through ancient legends of a people, often striving for military conquest and living by a continually flawed personal honor code. The definition of a hero has changed throughout time. Merriam Webster dictionary defines a hero as "a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities." Examples of heroes range from mythological figures, such as Gilgamesh, Achilles and Iphigenia, to historical figures, such as Joan of Arc, Giuseppe Garibaldi or Sophie Scholl, modern heroes like Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Chuck Yeager, and fictional superheroes, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
A hero is a real person or a main fictional character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage, or strength; the original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor. On the other hand, are post-classical and modern heroes, who perform great deeds or selfless acts for the common good instead of the classical goal of wealth, pride, and fame. The antonym of a hero is a villain. Other terms associated with the concept of a hero, may include "good guy" or "white hat".

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  1. Lennie

    Colorado police officer hailed a hero after she was shot during deadly ‘rampage’ and reportedly took down the suspect while wounded

    I hope this officer recovers and returns to serve https://www.kktv.com/2021/12/30/colorado-police-officer-hailed-hero-after-she-was-shot-during-deadly-rampage-reportedly-took-down-suspect-while-wounded/
  2. Lennie

    No charges for Colorado officer who killed 'hero' who stopped mass shooting

  3. DLS

    Help an American hero get his due ... almost 70 years late ... before it's too late.

    This 11.5 minute video details how a single pilot may have saved a carrier during the Korean Conflict ... and how recognition of his actions has been squelched. Please watch the video let the Secretary of the Navy know your feelings. Thanks and Semper Fi!
  4. ATCclears

    HandgunHero - website to compare 2 handguns

  5. RicInOR

    Bridger Walker = Hero

    @6 years old - Hero ! Meet the newest member of the superhero universe, six-year-old Bridger Walker from Wyoming. This little guy stepped in front of a charging dog to protect his little sister...
  6. gryghin

    I'm not a hero, I'm glad that I served and got to know some...

    I was privileged to cut the Submarine Force Birthday Cake last year with this gentleman. This year, due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to virtually observe the Submarine Force Birthday.
  7. fredball

    Navel Air Station Hero

  8. awshoot

    Good Guy W/ Gun

  9. Dungannon

    New Navy ship honors living Iwo Jima hero

    https://www.westernjournal.com/navy-commissions-warship-honor-living-wwii-legend/ Read the entire article, the ending left me with a lump in the throat.
  10. fredball

    Here is a real super hero

  11. USAF Medic

    Hero dogs

    GRRRRL POWER! The badass dog who ran down Islamic State leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi in the dark tunnel on Sunday is a girl. She totally rocked one of the most vital operations involving a military working dog. She was slightly injured when Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest but she's already...
  12. tac

    Want to see what a hero looks like?

    Here he is, fifteen years old, and never going to get older.... 15 yr. old killed by intruder if only he had a gun :(
  13. RicInOR

    International  SAS hero with shotgun ‘kills five ISIS fighters

    SAS hero with shotgun ‘kills five ISIS fighters including two wearing suicide vests in just seven seconds during raid on jihadi bomb factory in Iraq’.
  14. L84Cabo

    The Hero of the Sutherland Springs Shooting Is Still Reckoning With What Happened That Day

    Long article but it's excellent and worth your time if you haven't seen it already (originally posted in Oct of 2018) https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-hero-of-the-sutherland-springs-shooting-is-still-reckoning-with-what-happened-that-day?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  15. RicInOR

    Remembering a Hero.

    ON THIS DAY IN 1986, FLIGHT ATTENDANT NEERJA BHANOT DIED SAVING THE LIVES OF PASSENGERS ON PAN AM FLIGHT # 73: She was just two days short of her 22nd birthday. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/338496/
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