MYTHICAL

HEROES AND CULTURES

My Five Mythical Heroes And Cultures

Beowulf- English culture

Ilmarinen- Finnish culture

Viracocha- Incan culture

purushottam- Indian culture

Slade Willson/Deathstroke- American culture

Beowulf

In the poem, Beowulf , a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the aid of Heroogar, the king of the Danes, whose wine hall (in Heorot) has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf kills him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed. Beowulf defeats a dragon but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus, a burial mound, in Geatland

seppo Ilmarinen

The Eternal Hammerer, blacksmith and inventor in the kalevala, is an form maker from Finnish mythology. ("Seppo" is a popular boy's name and the Finnish word for smith "seppä" is derived from it, or vice versa.) He is immortal and capable of creating practically anything, but is portrayed as being unlucky in love. He is described as working the known metals of the time, including brass, copper, iron, gold and silver. The great works of Ilmarinen include the crafting of the dome of the sky and the forging of the Sampo.

Other names for Ilmarinen that are found in rune variants include Ilmorinen and Ilmollini. The name Ilmarinen is also close to that of the Udmurt deity Inmar.Originally a sky god credited with creating the sky (ilma means air in Finnish), he is believed to have taken on the qualities of a smith through the Proto-Finnic contact with the Indo-European Balts. He is also directly appealed to for aid in several incantation runes.Insofar as Elias Lönnrot heavily redacted the original runes collected by him and others, it's valuable to differentiate between the Kalevala and the original poems sung by rune singers

viracocha

Viracocha is the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. Full name and some spelling alternatives are Wiracocha Apu Qun Tiqsi Wiraqutra, and Con-Tici (also spelled Kon-Tiki) Viracocha. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and seen as the creator of all things, or the substance from which all things are created, and intimately associated with the sea. Viracocha created the universe, sun, moon, and stars, time (by commanding the sun to move over the sky) and civilization itself. Viracocha was worshipped as god of the sun and of storms. He was represented as wearing the sun for a crown, with thunderbolts in his hands, and tears descending from his eyes as rain

purushottam

"Purushottama" (Sanskrit: from , purusha "spirit" or "male" and, uttama, "highest") means "Supreme Purusha", "Supreme Being", "Supreme God", "One who is the Supreme Purusha beyond the Kshara (Destroyable i.e. Prakti) and Akshara (Undestroyable i.e. Atman)". Purushottama is also one of the names of Lord Vishnu and appears as 24th name of Lord Vishnu in Vishnu Sahasranama of Mahabharata. According to the Bhagavad Gita, Purushottam is explained as above and beyond kshar and akshar purushas or as an omnipotent cosmic being. The Purushottama was explained by the Integral philosopher Haridas Chaudhuri (1913–1975) as representing that ineffable phenomenon which lies even beyond the undifferentiated Godhead. Purna Purushottam Bhagvan Swaminarayan to followers of the Swaminarayan faith. Lord Rama as an avatara of Lord Vishnu is called Maryada Purushottama where as Lord Krishna as an avatara of Lord Vishnu is known as Leela Purushottama

slade willson/deathstroke

Deathstroke the Terminator is a comic book antihero, who appears in books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 (1980). Wizard Magazine rated him the 84th greatest villain of all time and the 72nd greatest comic book character of all time. Also, in 2009, Deathstroke was ranked as IGN's 32nd greatest comic book villain of all time. And in 2011 he had his new comic series deathstroke new 52