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    Mythic Guide to Heroes & Villains — Why Do We Have Heroes?
    by Antonio del Drago


    This is part 1 of the Mythic Guide to Heroes & Villains.

    Heroes and villains are nothing short of corner stones within the literary world. Their incarnations have appeared in nearly every literary work, with very little and debatable exception.

    Throughout this series, you will be given a detailed insight into the worlds of heroes and villains. You will learn how they think, how they act, what creates them and what can destroy them. When writing a novel it’s important to have a firm grasp of the role of heroes and villains.


    The term “hero” has been used in a very broad spectrum throughout the literary world. The terms used in ancient Greek literature was specific to demi-God characters. For some, the protagonist (or main character) is automatically the hero character within his or her own right. For others, a character can only be classified as a hero if he or she meets certain prerequisites.

    This series will go into detail about what can make a character a hero.

    Why Do We Have Heroes?

    The primary reason people still adore the classic hero concept is that they want to see themselves in the character. Everyone fantasizes about being a hero at some point or another.

    This isn’t an entirely realistic fantasy, when approaching it from a literal point of view. Rarely have we seen something even remotely similar to fictional heroes and...
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