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a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition (told over and over), narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.
excessive pride, conceit, or self-confidence. Sometimes called 'fatal flaw'
a brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by great events. Example: Odysseus
The heroes journey in the story. has 7 stages: 1. regular life (family/day to day activities) 2. call to actin (fighting/arms) 3. trials and failures (test hero-failures make him stronger) 4. the abyss (worst moment) 5. trials and success (tests hero-wins+ builds confidence) 6. the ultimate test (epic battle) 7. the homecoming (resolution)
Odysseus is the king of Ithaca (in Greece), married to/in love with Penelope, had a son shortly before he left Ithaca.
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Fellow kings called Odysseus to help in a war with Troy.
Odysseus offended the gods after winning the Trojan War by saying he didn't need anyone. Poseidon told Odysseus he would never see Ithaca again.
A large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) given to the Trojans as a 'piece' offering.
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