A hero or heroine is an individual that puts their own lives at risk to protect or save the lives of others without expecting due compensation. Heroes and heroines tend to be the subject of many tales detailing their exploits and those that perform great deeds or become famous for their acts often end up as celebrities in their own right.
- Autolycus, the King of Thieves, was more of an anti-hero than a hero, but to many poor and downtrodden peasants, he was seen as a champion of the people, robbing the wealthy to provide for the destitute.
- Boudica was a famous heroine from Britannia, known for her battle against the Empire of Rome.
- Gabrielle, the Battling Bard of Poteidaia, while not nearly as famous for her heroics, became legend through her stories, which chronicled many events, especially the trials and challenges faced by Xena.
- Hercules, the half-god son of Zeus, was known throughout Greece and beyond for his constant battles against the injustices of the Olympians and for his Twelve Labors. Hercules is arguably the most well-known hero in all of Greece.
- Iolaus, traveling companion to Hercules, was also famous, though not nearly as famous as the son of Zeus himself. Many knew of him, but didn't know his name.
- Jason, King of Corinth and leader of the famed Argonauts, was widely known for the exploits of his youth and his standing as an influential leader. His successful quest for the Golden Fleece became a historical legend.
- Meleager the Mighty was a famed warrior and his name alone was known to send bandits and warlords running.
- Morrigan, the demigoddess daughter of Babd, became the heroine of the Celts of Eire after becoming the Druid of Justice.
- Xena, the former warlord, became known as a heroine due to her quest to redeem herself and kindle the goodness in her heart. She became famous for fighting against warlords and gods alike.