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Aug 28th 2015 at 8:35:55 AM •••

Anyone interested in adding a footnote, or creating an entirely new page, on the Raglan Hero scale and the Golden Bough. Used at least in Dune, possibly Star Wars, and a whole lot of other works besides. Refer to:

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Aug 28th 2015 at 8:54:52 AM •••

... no? Can't really find a reason that would really merit mentioning here, but if you wouldn't mind explaining maybe it could be considered.

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Aug 29th 2015 at 1:26:35 AM •••

Never mind, have submitted YKTTW. But to answer your question, As with the Hero's Journey, the Hero scale is an attempt to, sort of like, define a hero on a point scale, based on the criteria met on the scale.

Apr 8th 2015 at 6:42:47 AM •••

I feel there should be a note that most mythologists consider Campbell's theory to be without merit and it is mostly the entertainment industry that considers it worthwhile.

It does serve as a decent framework for writing stories...less so for analyzing them.