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  1. Notes: Elements of the Epic Hero Cycle Epic Hero

  2. Birth and background • Often possesses supernatural abilities or qualities • Unusual circumstances surrounding birth or childhood • Sometimes royalty

  3. Special talent or weapon • Hero has a special talent or • Hero has possession of a special weapon that only they can wield • The special talent or weapon sets them apart

  4. Call to adventure • Hero is charged with a quest • Usually must leave family and go through a transformation or training • They may have a mentor to help guide them on their quest

  5. Road of trials • Hero is tested, often to himself or his quest worthy • Often may have to prove himself many times • This may be where we learn about the hero’s flaw

  6. Help along the way • Mythical beings, • Magical and helpful animals, • Human helpers, • Companions (sidekicks)

  7. New location or new world • Travels take hero to a new world or • A supernatural world where most human beings are not allowed to enter

  8. Greatest challlenge • Low point where the hero almost gives up • Hero may appear defeated

  9. Learns ultimate lesson • Hero goes through a trial that leaves him emotionally or physically scarred • Hero learns a huge lesson from the trial • Often this is a triumph of good over evil

  10. The Return or Homecoming • Hero returns home or regains his rightful throne

  11. Archetype • A reoccurring pattern or model