Definitions: (1) brave; bold; intrepid; noble; renowned; (2) characterizes individuals of godlike strength or courage; (3) exalted; eloquent; high-flown <as heroic words>; (4) daring and risky, but used as a last resort <heroic measures>

Synonyms: fearless, gallant, valiant
     Note: Words change. The word virago originally meant “a heroic woman” now it means “a bad-tempered woman.”

• The hero is the man of self-achieved submission. — Joseph Campbell (1909-1987) The Hero with a Thousand Faces {1949}
• When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes, they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. — Tecumseh (1768–1813) Shawnee chief

Symbols: 1) the sun; 2) Hercules {Heroic Striving}