The Hero Packet
Table of Contents

Some Definitions of "Hero"
Lord Raglan's Hero Pattern
The Hero Pattern applied to Women in Myth, History, and Literature
The Hero Quest
Stages in the Heroic Quest
Variations on the Theme of the Heroic Quest
Other Hero Patterns



This document was placed on the web by Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz for his students in CLAS230 Classical Mythology at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. It is based upon material he has used in mythology classes for many years, first at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and then at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. If you have any questions, you may contact him at