Unorthodox Rendition [no date] Richard Hamilton
hero/ n. pl. heroes 1a a mythological or legendary figure often held to be of divine descent and to have great strength or ability b an illustrious warrior c a person, esp a man, admired for noble achievements and qualities [eg courage] 2a the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work b the central figure in an event or period.
heroic/ also heroical adj 1 of or suitable to heroes 2a showing or marked by courage and daring b grand, noble 3 of impressive size, power, or effect; large, powerful 4 of heroic verse synonyms see BRAVE.
heroism/ n heroic conduct qualities; esp extreme courage.