#1 Posted by ozeol (505 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

Perseus followed by Heracles.

#3 Posted by ImmortalOne (3368 posts) - - Show Bio

Achilles.

#4 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (16543 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anyone else think of age of mythology while voting?

#5 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason was my fave story-wise.

Character-wise, has to be Heracles. BTW, "Hercules" is Roman.

#6 Posted by YoungJustice (6719 posts) - - Show Bio

Orpheus.

#7 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Odysseus. He was identified through wisdom and intellect instead of brute strength.

#8 Posted by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - - Show Bio

Achilles

#9 Posted by ShootingNova (16063 posts) - - Show Bio

@PrinceAragorn1 said:

Did anyone else think of age of mythology while voting?

Kind of.

It's "Herakles" or "Heracles", not "Hercules" (who is a figure of equivalent status in Roman mythology).

#10 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

Oedipus

He represents the tragic hero. He tries to fight destiny, only for it to occur.

#11 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@joeagentofhand1 said:

Oedipus

He represents the tragic hero. He tries to fight destiny, only for it to occur.

That mutha f*cka! Nyahahahaha!

#12 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Diomedes

#13 Posted by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by JohnnyGat (1562 posts) - - Show Bio

Odysseus

#15 Posted by 47Taskmaster47 (408 posts) - - Show Bio

Hector, of course.

#16 Posted by Bruxae (13065 posts) - - Show Bio

Chronos or Medea :P

#17 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3735 posts) - - Show Bio

Both Hercules and Odysseus

#18 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2851 posts) - - Show Bio

Hercules followed closley by Odysseus and Jason

#19 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

Hector for me (Homer version)

#20 Posted by consolemaster001 (5121 posts) - - Show Bio

Kratos, lol

#21 Posted by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

#22 Posted by Roddy010 (5187 posts) - - Show Bio

Who puts the "glad" in gladiator?

Hercules!

#23 Posted by nerdork (4038 posts) - - Show Bio

Apollo, so thanks for not adding him. Jokes...i picked Hector for the sake of the vote.

#24 Posted by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerdork:

Don't mean to be a dick (cause there are sure quite a few of them around) but Apollo (as a god) wouldn't exactly qualify as a Greek hero.

Jus' sayin'.

#25 Edited by nerdork (4038 posts) - - Show Bio

@kuonphobos: Absolutely no offense taken, and you are not being, as you said, "a dick"; but I have to disagree with you. I believe that a hero can be, and is, a subjective term. He may be the god of music, prophesy and healing (not too powerful, by cosmic/comic standards), but he is also referred to as The Archer, and is implacable with his aim. He is also charged with seeing that sun sets and rises, by driving across the sky in a great chariot and 2 golden horses (I think they’re golden anyway). He eventually replaced Helios, and became The Sun God as well; and that gave him infinite foresight and the ability to shed light wherever he wishes.

Apollo is The Truth where no lie can hide. He is The Prophecy; present, past and future cannot escape his sight. He’s The Archer, with a great silver bow, whom has never missed. He is the Driver of the Sun. He is The Sun God (replacing Helios). He is The Healer with control over life and death itself.

I am not saying that he is on Zues' or Hercules' level, or even on the same level as the others to choose from (especially in regards to a warrior’s status...or "might"). Though, he is definitely more powerful, in every way, when comparing him to the mortal choices in the list. I am just saying, that yes, he is a hero.

#26 Posted by PowerHerc (82592 posts) - - Show Bio

Hercules, naturally.

Hercules
#27 Posted by Razero (336 posts) - - Show Bio

Odysseus.

I like the fact he used his intellect to overcome obstacles rather than brute strenght.

#28 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7701 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason

then

Theseus

#29 Posted by MonsterStomp (16671 posts) - - Show Bio

Perseus then Jason

#30 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Bellerophon

#31 Posted by kuonphobos (4898 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerdork said:

@kuonphobos: Absolutely no offense taken, and you are not being, as you said, "a dick"; but I have to disagree with you. I believe that a hero can be, and is, a subjective term. He may be the god of music, prophesy and healing (not too powerful, by cosmic/comic standards), but he is also referred to as The Archer, and is implacable with his aim. He is also charged with seeing that sun sets and rises, by driving across the sky in a great chariot and 2 golden horses (I think they’re golden anyway). He eventually replaced Helios, and became The Sun God as well; and that gave him infinite foresight and the ability to shed light wherever he wishes.

Apollo is The Truth where no lie can hide. He is The Prophecy; present, past and future cannot escape his sight. He’s The Archer, with a great silver bow, whom has never missed. He is the Driver of the Sun. He is The Sun God (replacing Helios). He is The Healer with control over life and death itself.

I am not saying that he is on Zues' or Hercules' level, or even on the same level as the others to choose from (especially in regards to a warrior’s status...or "might"). Though, he is definitely more powerful, in every way, when comparing him to the mortal choices in the list. I am just saying, that yes, he is a hero.

I agree with your premise. Certainly any being can be a hero and heroic.

What I mean is that in Greek mythology there is a very specific category which is generally refered to as the Greek Heroes. These individuals usually are half way between the world of mortals and the world of the gods. This usually maifests itself as their being the half children of gods and mortals/nymphs which are called demi-gods. These were characters who usually challenged the gods and fought for the mortal world which made them surrogates in the eyes of readers.

#32 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
@JohnnyGat said:

Odysseus

#33 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

Odysseus is my favorite. I like that he's a family man, he has this indomitable will, he's smart, and he's a fighter.