This Week in Heroes: Cúchulainn

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ya!

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Today we have a hero of Irish mythology.

His name is Cúchulainn and he was an incredibly strong warrior from the kingdom of Ulster. It was said that he had an incredible battle fury that turned him into an almost unrecognizable creature.

He was also said to be nearly invincible on the battlefield. This was proved when he defeated a whole army by himself!

Read more about him here!

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Mythical Mondays – Galahad

Hello everyone and a happy Monday to you all!

It’s another Mythical Monday and that means another hero from legend, myth, or lore. Today’s hero is Galahad.

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Galahad was the son of Lancelot, one of the best of King Arthur’s knights, and Elaine. Galahad ended up joining his father as one of the knights of the round table.

To read more about Galahad and his adventures, go here.

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Or, if you have a favorite mythological hero that you want to see featured on a Mythical Monday, just drop a comment in the box!

Mythical Mondays – John Henry

Hello everyone!

Today we take our first step into American folklore with John Henry. John was the strongest and best steel driver in the mid 19th-century.

john-henry.jpgWhen America was expanding the railroads to the West, more and more railroad companies were replacing their manpower with machines. John Henry challenges the owner of the railroad to a contest; him versus the steam-powered machine.

To read the outcome of the contest and more about John Henry and his legend, click here!

Please comment on this post if you have information to add about John Henry or if you want to start a discussion about him.

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Mythical Mondays – King Arthur

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Today we have the hero from Arthurian Legend, King Arthur.

Most of you probably have heard of King Arthur or his Knights of the Round Table.

While Arthur was king, he knew he couldn’t go through his Hero’s Journey on his own…so he made sure to surround himself with good people like Merlin and all the other knights. Picking the right people to get your advice and guidance from very important.

Make sure to surround yourself with people that will help you complete your own Hero’s Journey, not put you off track.
Please read more about King Arthur here!

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Mythical Mondays – Heracles

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It’s time for another Mythical Monday post! Today’s mythical hero is Heracles. Now I’m sure a lot of you are wondering if I made a mistake with that name, but don’t worry…I didn’t!

Hercules is the name that probably a lot of people would recognize before Heracles. They’re basically the same person except that Hercules is from Roman mythology and Heracles is from Greek mythology.

I will be writing another post soon about the differences between the Heracles of legend and Disney’s Hercules. But for now, click here if you want to know more about the legend.

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Mythical Mondays

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile. I hope all of you had a pleasant January.

I’m starting something new today called “Mythical Mondays”. Every Monday from here on out the Kid’s Blog will feature a hero of mythology and legends from around the world.

Today’s hero is Beowulf.

Beowulf is from an old English epic poem called Beowulf, which is the earliest surviving piece of English literature. It describes the story of a warrior from Sweden and his battles against monsters and his eventual kingship.

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Click here if you’d like to read more about him!

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