Herakles as Hero and the Story of Herakles in the Iliad

In this follow-up to The Concept of the Hero, we learn that to be a Hero, one must also be “unseasonal“. This refers to both the acts of the hero during their lifetime, and their untimely demise.

Herakles is used as a perfect example in this regard, as his name also implies Hero, and Season or Time. A mini language lesson here, the professor packs alot of information into a small frame, making this an easy example to relate with, since most people are at least vaguely aware of Herakles’ story.

To read Herakles as Hero, and watch the video, click here. I also welcome you to post your thoughts below so we can discuss this further!

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