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A host of heroes - April Gudenrath

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What can some of literature’s most famous heroes teach us? From the epic hero (like Beowulf) to the tragic hero (like Oedipus), each has something distinctive to share. April Gudenrath describes the many faces of the fictional hero -- and shows how they can inspire everyday people.

Which of the following are qualities of an epic hero?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator April Gudenrath
  • Director Candy Kugel
  • Producer Marilyn Kraemer
  • Animator Rick Broas
  • Narrator April Gudenrath

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