Living the Life of a Hero

The Blog of Baphomet

As I recall it, the saying goes that those of us who meet with a higher than usual level of excitement, drama, challenges, and plain misfortune, have been chosen by the gods to live the life of a hero.

Bastards…

This makes sense, the hero of a tale has to have disruptive things happen to them, often for unknown or random reasons, for without those events unfolding they would not be a Hero, merely a person. The trials and vicissitudes they face and endure, reveal them as heroes, uncovering previously hidden characteristics and strengths; in fact often the adventures shape and develop the traits of the hero, thus proving the making of them. They must necessarily endure and solve the puzzling scenarios in some way, for if they were instead overcome by them they would not be the Hero, but the Victim.

Those marked out by the Fates, or whatever other…

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~ by Sable Aradia on April 4, 2014.

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