Hero Myths: A Reader provides a selection of 25 stories about heroes from around the world.
1. Sigurd (Icelandic/Norse): Hero as Warrior.
2. John Henry (American): Hero of Strength.
3 .Finn (Irish/Celtic): National Hero.
4. Duke of Wellington (English): National Hero.
5. George Washington (American): National Hero.
6. Robin Hood (English): Class Hero.
7. Coyote (Native American): Cultural Hero.
8. Maui (Hawaiian/Polynesian): Hero as Trickster.
9. Christopher Columbus (Italian): Hero as Explorer.
10. Penthesilea (Amazonian): Female Hero as Male.
11. Eve (Biblical): Defiant Hero.
12. Prometheus (Ancient Greek): Defiant Hero.
13. Oedipus (Ancient Greek): Tragic Hero.
14. Job (Biblical): Tragic Hero.
15. Joan of Arc (French): Hero as Saint / Hero as Martyr / Female Hero as Male.
16. Galileo (Italian): Intellectual Hero.
17. Arjuna (Indian): Reluctant Hero.
18. Gilgamesh (Sumerian): Failed Hero.
19. Sisyphus (Ancient Greek): Absurd Hero.
20. Don Quixote (Spanish): Hero as Madman.
21. Davy Crockett (American): Comic Hero.
22. Elvis Presley (American): Hero as Entertainer.