Epic Hero and Epic Poetry

By:Sam Olson

Epic Poem

Epic Poem: an epic poem is a long and serious poetic narrative about a significant event often involving a hero

Epic Hero

An epic hero is a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events


Beowulf was one of the most famous epic's. it was a old english epic poem with 3182 alliterative long lines. in the poem, Beowulf was the Hero of a Germanic tribe called the Geats.Beowulf goes to help Hrothgar who is the legendary king of the Danish empire in the 6th century defeat the monster known as Grendel that was attacking Hrothgar's mead hall. After Grendel was defeated then     


The hercules epic was about how Hercules completed 12 jobs.

1.Slay the Nemean Lion

2.Slay the 9 headed Lernaean Hydra

3.Capture the Golden Hind Of Artemis

4.Capture the Erymanthian Boar

5.Clean the Augean Stables

6.Slay the Stymphalian Birds

7.Capture the Cretan Bull

8.Steal the Mares of Diomedes

9.Obtain the Girdle of Hippolyta

10.Obtain the Cattle of the monster Geryon

11.Steal the apples of the Hesperides  

12.Capture and bring back the Cerberus


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