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epic hero

noun
1.
a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events:
Beowulf, an epic hero with extraordinary strength.
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  • He had many qualities of the epic hero, and especially this—that he was the last man in the world to be the epic poet.

    Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton
  • Beautifully pictured and poetically told legends of Ireland's epic hero Fionn.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik van Loon
Contemporary definitions for epic hero
noun

a main character in an epic whose legendary or heroic actions are central to his/her culture, race, or nation

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