A hero (masculine or gender-neutral) or heroine (feminine) (Ancient Greek: ἥρως, hḗrōs) is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing his or her own personal concerns for some greater good.
The concept of the hero was first founded in classical literature. It is the main or revered character in heroic epic poetry celebrated through ancient legends of a people; often striving for military conquest and living by a continually flawed personal honor code. The definition of a hero has changed throughout time, and the Merriam Webster dictionary defines a hero as "a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities". Examples of heroes range from mythological figures, such as Gilgamesh, Achilles and Iphigenia, to historical figures, such as Joan of Arc and Gandhi, to modern societal heroes like Rosa Parks.
The word hero comes from the Greek ἥρως (hērōs), "hero, warrior", particularly one such as Heracles with divine ancestry or later given divine honors. (literally "protector" or "defender") Before the decipherment of Linear B the original form of the word was assumed to be *ἥρωϝ-, hērōw-; R. S. P. Beekes has proposed a Pre-Greek origin.
The term "general" is used in two ways: as the generic title for all grades of general officer and as a specific rank.
It originates in the 16th century, as a shortening of captain general, which rank was taken from Middle Frenchcapitaine général.
The adjective general had been affixed to officer designations since the late medieval period to indicate relative superiority or an extended jurisdiction.
Today, the title of "General" is known in some countries as a four-star rank. However different countries use different systems of stars for senior ranks. It has a NATO code of OF-9 and is the highest rank currently in use in a number of armies.
General officer ranks
The various grades of general officer are at the top of the military rank structure. Lower-ranking officers in land-centric military forces are typically known as field officers or field-grade officers, and below them are company-grade officers.
Hero MotoCorp’s market share was at 35.98% in the first two months of FY18, an increase of 40 basis points from the year-ago period, says Siam...India’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp Ltd has increased its market share during April and May, according to lobby group Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) ... Hero’s market ......
Addressing Sen ... If you’ll recall, he questioned McCain’s heroism after the naval aviator spent more than five years as a POW in North Vietnam by saying, “I like heroes that don’t get captured.”.And I like presidents who don’t demean war heroes ... John McCain is an Americanhero, and other than inside the Oval Office and among the denizens of Fox News and its No-Truth Zone, there’s bipartisan agreement on this ... He is a hero by any measure....
The alluring power of “aku” (evil) is on display across Tokyo... The events are based on an idea of Akira Watanabe, 41, chief curator of the Ota MemorialMuseum of Art, and an ukiyo-e expert. “Three years ago, an exhibition on the theme of evil sharply expanded our visitor base,” says Watanabe ... Just before his public execution, Ishikawa Goemon, a legendary outlaw hero, is said to have composed this poem ... --The Asahi Shimbun, June 22. * * *....
Mark Porretto was helping out with the beach service umbrellas early in the morning one day last weekend at 47th Street. You may recall that the water was extremely rough, and on this day the current was running from west to east with big surf. Mark and I grew up together on the beach ... I mention this because it’s a very important part of the story ... Mark is a hero and this is not the first time he’s rescued people in the water ... .......