why is he a hero

odyssseous is a hero becouse he shows courage in the face of fear and wrong, he uses cleverness and guile to outsmart the cyclops or the villian to save the crewmen or inoccent victims of the villians horrible deads, odysseous works to do good in the beggining of the story when he tries to give the cyclops welcoming gifts and is continuesly persistent in his quest to save his men, this makes him a hero.