Heroism: Word Hero

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Heroism, then and now. When I say then and now I mean in the early hundreds to before Christ was born, I'm talking Anglo-Saxon time, I'm talking Celtic, early roman days in great Britain. Before there were superstars and all these talks of these fictional comic book characters there were heroes. Now when I say the word hero or when people hear it now days the first thought that comes to mind are superman, and batman, but no, those aren't heroes. What your going to read today is the difference of heroes then and now, yes there's a big difference, I know your thinking all heroes are the same, they save the day right? Wrong, not only do they save the day but they do so much more. Back in the day, around 450 BC, in the middle of the fifth century Anglo-Saxons from Germany invaded Britain. They took over and became the population in Britain, now Anglo's were warriors, they could fight and would fight for there kings and people. What would they fight? People? Ghost? No, their heroes fought monsters, man eating, animal killing, and crazy gigantic monsters. You don't believe in monsters do you? Well back then they were as real as the spiders in your room. Mostly all the Anglo's heroes were man, for women did not have the abilities to do that, it was just something they didn't do. Honesty, bravery, trust, loyalty and fate, that's what it was all about for the Anglo's. They believe in equal fights between them and their evil enemy that they were facing. For example, say a hero was going against a monster, which carried no weapon, then that hero or the person taking on that monster would carry no weapon, it was only fair and that's how it was. They had armor because they needed it, they were man shirts, very protected and well suited for fights. Sometimes battles between the monsters would last days, for it was not over until one or the other was dead. After the fight was over the killer of the monster was a hero. Look at the story of Beowulf, how he defeated grindel...
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