Greek heroes, demi-gods and famous individuals

Greek heroes were extraordinary individuals who possessed great skills and strength or they simply stood out of the rest of the people by their ingenuity, intelligence and charisma. There had been many stories foretold by Greeks about each of these exceptional characters.

It is true that some of these heroes had an advantage of being born with divine qualities. They are called demi-gods or in modern term semi-gods, because one of their parents were a god or a goddess. However, mortal heroes were no less respected than semi-gods. Some of the mortals even exceeded semi-gods in terms of bravery and reputation. Regardless of their origin, these heroes accomplished many great tasks and even tasks thought being impossible to accomplish. Because of the deeds, they had done and helping humanity to progress, they were favoured by the gods. If enough favours were gained or devotion showed, the gods would even help the heroes by either giving them wisdom or intervening themselves with their powers.

Demi-gods (Semi-gods)

Achilles achilles
Greek hero with only one weakness; His (Achilles') heel
Bellerophon bellerophon
Famous hero, known for riding Pegasus and slaying Chimera
Heracles heracles
The strongest and the most famous hero of all
Orion orion
Giant hunter who had been risen among stars
Perseus perseus
Famous hero who defeated Medusa and Ethiopian Cetus
Theseus theseus
Slayer of Minotaur and founder of Athens' first democracy

Mortal heroes

Agamemnon agamemnon
King of Mycenae who became the leader of Greeks in Trojan war
Atalanta atalanta
Great huntress and impressive athlete of noble character
Cadmus cadmus
Hero of Phoenician origin who brought first alphabet to the Greeks
Daedalus daedalus
Great craftsman and inventor, known for building the labyrinth
Jason jason
Leader of the Argonauts in their quest to obtain the golden fleece
Odysseus odysseus
Famous hero of the Iliad and the Odyssey