is a popular children's book character from Russia.
disguises herself as a boy to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.
Alice in Wonderland
tells the story of a young girl's adventures in a fantastic place of the imagination.
inspired Maria to overcome her shyness.
has been an iconic superhero for over 70 years.
is a heroic young archer in Persian literature and mythology.
is an aardvark with a small nose and a big TV show.
was the Greek goddess of wisdom.
is the heroic lawyer from Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
is a comic book superhero known around the world.
is the nonconformist and loving character from Beauty and the Beast.
was the Greek mythological hero who slew the chimera.
is the hero of an epic poem in Old English.
Dr. Robert Ballard
to explore the sea.
is a favorite character from the comic strip Peanuts.
Charlotte A. Cavatica
is a true friend and a good writer.
is the main character in the trilogy written by the young author, Christopher Paolini.
explores and celebrates the character's strong moral character.
saves Middle Earth in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
uses a ring or a lantern for fight against evil.
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger
showed heroism through almost insurmountable odds.
is the best known of all Greek mythological heroes.
is an historical figure who is celebrated in stories and film.
is the character from The Nightmare Before Christmas who has good intentions.
Jason and the Argonauts
were a crew of brave Greek Mythological heroes.
is an American legend about a hero who refuses to give up.
John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)
is a much loved American hero and legend.
known as Ulysses to the Romans, is the Greek hero of the epic story The Odyssey by Homer.
is the mischievous, adventurous boy who can fly and who never grows up.
Professor Albus Dumbledore
is the wise professor from the Harry Potter series.
is the Greek hero who was known as the champion of mankind.
Robert Hood Locksley
was also known as Robin Hood, the outlaw who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.
is Frodo Baggin's best friend and helper in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
can solve a complex mystery in a glance.
was one of the greatest knights of King Arthur's Round Table.
is a Hans Christian Andersen story that shows that love can overcome all.
always puts the welfare of others before himself.
teaches forgiveness and tolerance in a highly entertaining way.
inspires John to help his own community.
has inspired many with his noble character and love for animals.
The Count of Monte Cristo
was wrongfully imprisoned, seeks revenge but understands forgiveness in the end.
The Hero in Pop Culture
~ Stories That Inspire
explores what makes a classic story.
is a comic book character who has physical strength and strength of character.
is a story of true friendship and kindness.
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