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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On the Ethos of Norse Heroes and Myths

The only sustaining support possible for the human spirit, the one pure unsullied good men can hope to attain, is heroism; and heroism depends on lost causes. The hero can prove what he is only by dying. The power of good is shown not by triumphantly conquering evil, but by continuing to resist evil while facing certain defeat.  

- Edith Hamilton
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

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