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Carl Jung on the “Hero.” Lexicon. - Carl Jung Depth Psychology
Hero: An archetypal motif based on overcoming obstacles and achieving certain goals. The hero’s main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long-hoped-for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious.[“The Psychology of the Child Archetype,” CW 9i, par. 284.] The hero myth is an unconscious drama seen only in projection, …