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Hero cycle[edit]

Why hasn't someone added a section on the hero cycle? This would seem intergral to any discussion of a hero, especially the literary or film hero. I know that a link was crafted for Campbell, but I think this page needs more.

Query deletion[edit]

Why has my latest addition been reverted? Why aren't they heroes? All right, one of them is technically a heroine. PatGallacher 17:44, 2005 July 10 (UTC)

Might it make more sense to seperate the different definitions or types of heroes? This page just seems confusing since it's a conglomeration of so many different definitions (some quite different). It seems that there is a traditional mythological hero, Another type might someone who does outstanding deeds. Another might be roughly equivalent to the protagonist in a story. Glomming all the definitions together just makes for confusion. And then the hero list has all the different senses jumbled together as though they all mean the same thing.

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Example picture[edit]

An editor has changed the current picture of Raoul Wallenberg to Florence Nightingale. I reverted back, arguing that there are no sources in Nightingale's article describing her as a hero, but plenty in Wallenberg's. Can other editors please weigh in? --NeilN talk to me 15:39, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

I fail to see why it matters whether Nightingale is described as a "hero" in her Wikipedia article? Jesus is a hero to lots of people, but he's not described as a hero in his Wiki article. Does this mean he is absolutely not a hero? 109.158.76.226 (talk) 09:09, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

WP:NOR is a Wikipedia policy. We do not make assertions and interpretations based on personal feelings. I don't care if Wallenberg is used as the example of a hero. I care that whatever picture is used, there is supported non-trivial text in the subject's article which indicates that they are regarded as a hero. --NeilN talk to me 14:06, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Christ myth theory[edit]

It seems possible to me that the information in the new "Mythic hero archetype" section has been added to support or promote the Christ myth theory, potentially violating WP:NPOV. However, I am reluctant to take action without further discussion. Thoughts? Gildir (talk) 13:50, 18 March 2014 (UTC)