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How Far Along The Hero's Journey Are You?

We are able to superimpose Perseus' story over Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. So are you like Perseus? Are you a true hero?

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  1. Can you call yourself a hero? Check off all that apply.

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    You are the son of Jupiter
    Despite this, your childhood was fairly normal and you grew up on Seriphos (Ordinary World)
    You pissed off Polydectus by refusing to let him marry your mother, so he engineered a fake wedding. He knew you were poor and couldn't afford to buy him a wedding present, and when you didn't, he pretended to be furious.
    You had a heated discussion with Polydectus which eventually ended up with you agreeing to get Medusa's head as a wedding gift for him? (Call to Adventure and Refusal of Call)
    Did Athena and Hermes give you tools for your quest? Do you own winged sandals and the sickle of Cronos? (Meeting the Mentor)
    Did you venture into the cave of the grey-eyed women? (Crossing the Threshold)
    You slayed Medusa and turned Atlas to Stone (Tests, Allies, Enemies)
    You met a woman named Andromeda and decided to save her life (Approach)
    You were "left witless" at the sight of Andromeda (Death)
    You killed the ferocious sea beast (Ordeal)
    You realized your Godly status as your parents claimed you as their own (Rebirth)
    After you saved Andromeda, the Gods all applauded for you (Reward)
    You found and killed your granddad on your way back home (Road Back)
    You made a magnificent offering to the gods and built an altar for Minerva, Jove, and for Mercury when you returned home (Resurrection)

How Far Along The Hero's Journey Are You?

Sorry, but you seem to be a total loser and have not fulfilled the Hero's Journey. Get back out there and find a dragon to kill or something!

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Are you a hero? Are you not a hero? It's hard to say. You may have fulfilled some of the steps of Campbell's Hero's Journey, but you still have a ways to go. Hang in there young padawan, there's hope yet.

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Wow, you must be Perseus himself because you certainly have fulfilled the Hero's journey. Kudos to you!

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