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Ancient Heros

Australian Video: Song Tribute To Fallen War Heroes.

Hero or Anit-Hero?

Vladimir Lenin overthrew Russian Czar Nicholas II and founded the Soviet Union, forever changing the course of Russian politics. But was he a hero who toppled an oppressive tyranny or a villain who replaced it with another? Alex Gendler puts this controversial figure on trial, exploring both sides of a nearly century-long debate.
How can an antihero teach us about the heroic--and sometimes,the unheroic--characteristics that shape a story's protagonist? From jealousy to self-doubt, Tim Adams challenges us to consider how antiheroes reflect the very mortal weaknesses that can be found within all of us.


Racism in Disney

Would it Matter if Master Chief Were Gay? | Game/Show | PBS


Heroes and role models

This movie clip has been produced by Brisbane Catholic Education for students studying Religion and Ethics in Catholic schools. In this unit students will explore heroes and role models as important elements of the story of all communities
What is a ‘modern’ hero and how does it differ from an ‘ancient hero’?

What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

TEDxMidwest - Phil Zimbardo - Heroes

Renown psychologist Phil Zimbardo examines the basic principles of Everyday Heroism. In doing so he investigates practical ways in which average people can enter into extraordinary good through small actions, and a little bit of courage.

A New Definition for Hero: Mo Fathelbab at TEDxRockCreekPark

The Drama Triangle

Empowerment Dynamic

Joseph Cambell : The Heroes Journey

Joseph Campbell's 17 Stages of the Hero's Journey  : click on image for source and to enlarge.

The Hero's Journey : "Joseph Campbell was right".

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One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

What is compare and contrast?


Source: Compare and Contrast Poster and Venn Diagram


Hail Mary (Mary Mackillop Story) 60 Minutes Australia Part 1.avi

13 Powerful Women Mystics Who Helped Shape Christianity

The women mystics of Christianity lived courageous and often radical lives. They pushed their bodies to the extremes of survival, challenged societal norms and, occasionally, died for their faith. They were rebels and renegades who helped shape Christianity as we know it today. Like their male counterparts, these women sought a connection to God through prayer and devotional action, and in turn, felt themselves to be recipients of divine messages.

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How to be a Hero by Matt Langdon at TEDxMarinette

Heroes as Cultural Constructs

Religious Heroes

St Patrick was depicted to be a "Warrior God" taking on a similar image to Irish-Pagan Heroes of the past.
Sermon on the life of Mary MacKillop or St Mary of the Cross, Australia's 1st canonized saint. Her life of crosses. How her joy, charity, & humility along with obeying her vows showed the virtue of this great nun

Nero punishes the Christians, Scene from Quo Vadis (1951)

Nero blames the Christians, a new and despised sect, for the great fire of 64 that left Rome severely damaged and has them punished before an enthusiastic crowd.

A host of heroes - April Gudenrath

What can some of literature's most famous heroes teach us? From the epic hero (like Beowulf) to the tragic hero (like Oedipus), each has something distinctive to share. April Gudenrath describes the many faces of the fictional hero -- and shows how they can inspire everyday people.

Introduction to Reading Skills: Themes, Morals, and Lessons