The World Myth

The Hero

What are some examples of the hero being born with adult characteristics?

The Greek Herakles, the Irish Cuchulainn, the Norse Volsung, the Indian Krishna, the Buddha, the Aztec Huitzilopochtli, and the Native American Kutoyis all share, with many versions of the world hero, the fact that they are born with adult powers—in fact, essentially skipping childhood.


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