Top 10 Strongest Heroes From Mythology

Heroes from all mythologies are allowed. Not just Greek. This is a mixture of physical strength, defense, magic, and intelligence. They must be mythological, or at least found in mythology and not in history.

The Top Ten

1 Karna (Hindu) Karna (Hindu)

Karna. A hero so damned terrifying, that even GODS feared his power. It took two curses to hit him with bad luck at the worst possible moment (one caused his chariot to get stuck and he spent the rest of the fight trying to get it free again, the other made him forget the incantation to a spell that fires NUKES! ), a god getting him to give up his armour (that made Karna completely invincible), and ANOTHER god directly helping the second greatest hero of the time to kill Karna.

And Arjuna, the other guy? Could only manage it then by attacking Karna from behind, while Karna was trying to get his chariot free. Both actions in direct violation of the code of honour (which Karna followed perfectly in battle). Oh, and during their fight, Karna's arrows were so powerful that they pushed back Arjuna's chariot. A chariot which was being driven by the god Vishnu, and thus weighed as much as the ENTIRE UNIVERSE! AND KARNA'S ARROWS MANAGED TO PUSH THE CHARIOT BACKWARDS! Even Vishnu said ...more

Karna Could surely beat Achilles. Please read about him, you'll get my point. He was just the best warrior universe could ever produce.

He was a figure who always drew the short end of the stick, abandoned by his mother at birth, cursed by the gods for his overwhelming strength and virtues, and yet he stood tall and stuck by his beliefs till the end. Karna is without a doubt the most powerful of all the heroes in the mahabharata, yet also the most human. He got cursed by mother earth while helping a little girl, gave up his armour to a god who wanted to see him fall, and stood by his friends even though it meant he was going to die for it. Yet, with all his misfortune he was still accepted by Parashurama for his virtues, and managed to become stronger than anyone else including the other pandavas even though they had received numerous gifts and boons from the gods. Hence he is also my favourite hero, someone whom everyone in the end acknowledged.

One of the great warrior of all times with Nobel abilities.

2 Heracles (Hercules) (Greco-Roman) Heracles (Hercules) (Greco-Roman)

This man's mere visage is synonymous with that of the hero. Should you hear the name Heracles you know what strength that you face and no matter how much Hera cursed his life for the circumstances of his birth he was the greatest of heroes who ever lived.

The strongest to ever live

This is the Greatest hero ever he is so purpose top be number 1


3 Sun Wukong (Chinese)

A character so strong they based Goku off of him

How is he not on top!?!? He is literally 5 times over immortal, the gods and the underworld spirits both sent their armys on him and he defeated them and said that he was bord with this, he is literally more powerful than most gods!

Stronger than gods, the eyesight better than any night owl, can transform into anything, can't be hurt by normal weapons, the power to control the size of anything... CAN YOUR HERO DO THAT?

He is wery god

4 Rudra and Shiva (Hindu) Rudra and Shiva (Hindu)

With all respect I want to say that characters like Lord Shiva, Zeus, Odin, Thor should not be counted in this list because they are Literally the gods of their respective mythologies. So you can't compare them with karna or Hercules or Achilles. These characters are demigods or humans so they can be called as heroes. And gods don't have any limitations of power and strength but these characters have.

He is top 1 so please edit this page

I am shocked to see that Lord Shiva is not at the top of this list. He can just turn anybody to ash in just a second by opening his third eye. One more thing I will like to comment on this list that Lord Hanuman, a powerful mythological character is not anywhere on the list. I think he is 10 times more powerful than your top six characters. Lord Rama and Ravana also deserve a place in the top six characters!

The person who has made this list obviously doesn't know in detail about any of these heroes

5 Achilles (Greco-Roman-Trojan) Achilles (Greco-Roman-Trojan)

After about a decade of war, dude enters the war again so pissed that he almost ended it in a single day and killed so many Trojans that there blood began to chock a river. The gods had to intervene before he changed fate. When Hector saw this guy he ran for his life.

A warrior so great that any other hero can only be compared to him through his one weakness (His Achilles' heel), for the strength and achievements of Achilles are so far beyond the measure of their own that no other comparison exists.

When he died it must have sucked to be stabbed in the heel

This guy is absolutely insane. Worthy of Ares and Athena and all the war gods combined.

6 Zeus (Grek)

Big boi zeus is daddy

Whoever wrote the list does not know that Zeus is a god, not a hero. They also don't know that it's GREEK, not Grek.

He is god, not hero or demigod

Zeus is the king of the Greek deities for a reason and is an absolute monster. He should be number one.

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7 Beawulf (Norse) Beawulf (Norse)

Big bad ass pro

He definitely should be higher on the list!

Beawulf killed the monster Grendal


8 Perseus (Greco-Roman) Perseus (Greco-Roman)

Perseus had a very valiant spirit. - CedreticFomento

Perseus is one of my favorites. He chopped off medusa's head, killed a sea monster and killed drunk people who were going crazy. I like how he killed his stupid grandfather and didn't know he did. That guy is totally crazy. He even rested well when he literally threw his daughter into the ocean.

Same he killed medusa and killed his stupid or just evil grandfather


9 Thor (Norse) Thor (Norse)

Bring me thanos!


He's a god and shouldn't be on this list

With the avengers he is unstoppable!

10 Rama (Hindu) Rama (Hindu)

He was the greatest archer in the world till now

He could destroy the whole army with only one arrow. That arrow was even more powerful than any nuclear weapon!

Rama is the strongest god

He can easily beat Hercules


The Contenders

11 Krishna (Hindu) Krishna (Hindu)

The greatest warrior, a person of outstanding physical strength, martial prowess, but also an unmatched philosopher and strategist, the complete hero... Who can win battles without even wielding weapon... He won the greatest battle for pandavas, without killing a single person himself...

Krishna is India old gods, the Krishna come to cow. Me comparison to Krishna is in series Xena: Warrior princess to 4 season, episode The Way. In Xena, episode The Way have discover to Krishna, in blue colour body, take black power and reincarnation to Xena. Krishna take four hand, s and two foot, and attacker opposite to Rama.

God who maintains and protects dharma (right way) and also followers of dharma. willing to do any effort and sacrifice whenever dharma is threatened on earth

Hare Krishna

12 Gilgamesh (Mesopotamian) Gilgamesh (Mesopotamian)

He possesses the Chains of Heaven (Enkidu), which can hold down a god...a GOD and anyone of divine caliber aka the Bull Heaven, which was stated in the Epic of Gilgamesh as having a weight of infinity(bigger than the weight of the known universe, which is 10^53kg)...He also possesses the weapon called the "Destroyer of All Truth (Things)" in the Hyper-verse (bigger than the Multiverse and Universe! ), forged in the blood of the ancient Primordial God, Ea, which mind you is the first recorded god to show in all of human history, which was said to have first appeared in the archaeological records around 5000 because...older is more powerful...this weapon can wipe out anything in creation, so all reality would be solely devoured by this immeasurable and all omnipotent weapon). It was also stated in the near the end of the great Epic, that in his failure to attain the flower of immortality, he was stated to possess all of man kinds conceptualized riches, be it foods, clothing, and armory ...more

All others are mongrels and must bow before the king of heroes

I'm pretty sure everyone who voted Gilgamesh is a Fate fan

Gil should be second becuase karna's op

13 Cú Chulainn (Irish) Cú Chulainn (Irish)

Son of the god Lug and held off an entire army by defeating a myriad of its troops in one-on-one combat in succession until they became frustrated and attack anyway, but Cú Chulainn (whose battle-rage was legendary) killed hundreds of his assailants, erecting a wall of corpses.

He has the warp spasm what more needs to be said

Tied himself to a rock with his own intestines so he could die standing, and fool the enemy army of Connacht. His power was so feared, that even eviscerated and dying, his very presence was enough to prevent his opposition from making a move. Only when a crow landed on his shoulder after his passing, did any man dare approach... this man promptly lost his hand in the attempt of taking Cu Chulainn's sword from his corpse.

With the wit and cunning of Odysseus, Herculean strength, Achilles level wrath and agility, Karna level loyalty, a Spear that kills invulnerable heroes, a Riastrad that makes the Hulk look cute, and a sword of light on a level with Excalibur? I rest my case.

I mean, gae bolg is so op

14 Muhammad (Islam)

I am so surprised to see that Muhammad's Uncle Amir Hamza is nowhere on this list. He slayed a dragon with his bare hands and routed an entire army with only one sword blow. He can surely crush Hercules.

He was the most calm, sage, genius, strong and overall best person to ever exist

He was not a mythological character. Remove him from this list of creepy characters. He was a real person and the greatest person in the world.

Most influential imaginary friend I've ever had.

15 Christ (Christian) Christ (Christian)

Where's moses on this list?

When he was a 1 year old he outsmarted of wisest of men. He saved all of humanity through his death he gave life. He has a giant cross which is his weapon. He only used 1% of his power during the crucifixion. He is limitless he is the lord. It is known that he fought beowulf, achilles, karna, and hercules at the same time by himself blindfolded using only his pinky finger.


Funny how no one is asking this be removed from the mythical list and yet 14+ individuals are doing just that for Muhammad

16 Theseus (Greco-Roman) Theseus (Greco-Roman)

Theseus is my BOI I LOVE HIM sure he abandoned Ariadne and kind of caused his father's death BUT NOBODY'S PERFECT

Um son of Poseidon the most powerful god and also the Minotaur was one of the hardest monsters to kill. (HADES EVEN SAID IT HIMSELF)

He was the son of the most powerful god which is Poseidon. Most of all he slaved the Minotaur!

Because why not

17 Odysseus (Greco-Roman-Trojan) Odysseus (Greco-Roman-Trojan)

He defied the gods and got away with it how is he not at the top

He was actually a human not some demigod or immortal dude.

He ended the Trojan war.

He was not a demigod and yet defied gods and monsters, winning through cunning what he could not win through strength alone. He ended the siege of Troy, a feat that not even the migthy Achiles accomplished. He went to the underworld and returned with life, he killed the son of Poseidon and avoided the god's revenge. He suffered for 10 years to return to his home, denying immortality and the love of godesses to return to his family.

18 Atalanta (Greco-Roman) Atalanta (Greco-Roman)

She's really strong and fast

Atalanta is an excellent huntress and the fastest runner in ancient Greek mythology. She defeated Peleus (Achilles' father) in wrestling and she was the only female Argonaut. A very beautiful and independent woman.

Atalanta was overpowered as hell. The only reason people don't know her was because the ancient greeks and romans were very misogynistic and find the notion that a woman can be so strong to be ridiculous.

Her skills are to be said to surpass Artemis the Greek goddess of the hunt, and one of the most powerful.

Artemis will surely beat her. She is the goddess of hunt, no one can beat her. - KingKhan75

19 Diarmuid Ua Duibhne (Irish) Diarmuid Ua Duibhne (Irish)

Is killing 3400 soldiers single handedly enough to get you on the list? Armed with two swords and two spears, one of which can cause wounds that never heal, his legend is one of love, violence, chivalry and tragedy.

*Gasps* The dual-wielding Lancer-class Servant of chivalry! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

He boned a whole village

Plus those 3400 warriors were from the otherworld so possibly gods?

20 Arjuna (Hindu) Arjuna (Hindu)

Let me tell he always asked suggestion of Krishna who is great god of hindu who had 16000 wifes

He can easily defeat christ

Karna would easily defeat him.

Hero who showed all emotions and weakness of humans, a sort of emotional being among the mythical heroes. Perfect example of modern humans

21 King Arthur (British) King Arthur (British)

King Arthur is a female

He can't die while holding Excalibur. And it cuts anything so...

The legendary concept of ideal king carried by a mere human being, with a divine power on their guard, represented especially by the legendary sword Excalibur.

Madness being so low on this list

22 Setna Khaemswe (Egyptian) Setna Khaemswe (Egyptian)

Of course this dude should be higher. He could battle guys like Thoth who had beaten beings like the eye of Ra who was planetary and could destroy eath's population. Heck, even ancient Egypt's avengers then(Ennead) couldn't stop him. Classic villain

Legendary magician who outsmarted Thoth, the dead prince Neferkaptah, Ptah, and even defeated demons powered by the Ennead, making him at par with gods like Sekhmet or maybe even Apep.

23 The Dioscuri (Castor/Polydeuces) (Greco-Roman) The Dioscuri (Castor/Polydeuces) (Greco-Roman)

They are extremely powerful. - blacku22

24 Hua Mulan (Chinese) Hua Mulan (Chinese)

I think she is a inspiring woman and some people thinks shes cute

Best girl

She basically cross dress so that she could fight about... twelve or so years in war. And she also managed to do this without being caught, famous selfless heroine.

This is like one of the only heroes that is a girl and can fight with a sword. Okay, Atalanta fought a boar, but Mulan fought a war!

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25 Drona (Hindu and Greek) Drona (Hindu and Greek)

Actually speaking, he is mainly Hindu. He is, however mentioned when Greek Heliodorus arrived as the ambassador of Greece,

True. If a person appears in both Greek and Indian legends, he just got to be great. - KingKhan75

This guy controls several powerful weapons and prayers

Guy who beat up 125 men in Greece even though Indian.

He is the best

26 Sigurd (Norse) Sigurd (Norse)

How did you come to the conclusion that Christ is a myth?

Was known for being called Siegfried of the undead or the immortal man. was eaten by a dragon, carved his way out, and bathed in its blood making him invulnerable except for the one spot on his back that the blood didn't touch.

The viking version of Siegfried. Had a horse that was descended from Sleipnir, Odin's personal horse, had a sword that could cut through an ANVIL and was called Gram (meaning "wrath"), bathed in dragon blood which made him invulnerable except for a small spot on his back, drank dragon blood which gave him the ability to talk to birds, ATE a dragon heart which gave him the ability to see the future.

When some idiot finally decided to kill him in his sleep, it was with Sigurd's own sword, he still pulled it out of his back and killed his murderer.

You know the Vikings T.V. series? That lady who marries Ragnar in season 2 is his daughter.

Sorry I put this in the wrong block.

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27 Samson (Israel) Samson (Israel)

The true meaning behind the term "Blinded by Love".

A Hippy with anger issues. Killed more people in one go when he was blind than in his whole sighted life.

"And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men."

28 Ajax (Greco-Roman-Trojan) Ajax (Greco-Roman-Trojan)

No he didn't the fight ended with no winner and was declared a draw by zues himself

Beat Hector in single combat through sheer endurance.

Was said to be stronger than all of Greece. was a great friend to many other heroes including Achilles and Odysseus

29 Rustam (Persia) Rustam (Persia)

He killed zeus an thor, so I think he needs to be in top ten

He killed his own son in a battle and after he killed him he know how he is.

He can easily kill Heracles with only one weapon

He should be in 5 of top hero

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30 Diomedes (Greek) Diomedes (Greek)

The most complete hero of the Trojan war, the youngest king, smarter than Odysseus, brawny as Ajax, even the great Hector did not want to be found against him in battle, the "Aristos" hero according Homer, only he and Hercules (Diomedes uncle) faced gods in the battle and defeat... the man that goddess Athena wanted to side when he became immortal. Some say he was the patriarch of Celtic nation.

Diomedes stabbed Aphrodite with a spear, defeated Hektor, chased away Apollo, almost killed Aeneas, and nearly killed Ares in battle. Yes, Diomedes beat the god of war at his own game. And to top it off, he received absolutely no repercussion for his actions. - ShuhBanggg

The God-Slayer, One of the best Strategist of Trojan War, the only warrior that the Trojans feared, Third Highest Commander among all the Achaeans during the Trojan War, The Most Favorite Warrior of the Goddess Athena and the Youngest Ruler among all Achaeans

31 Alexander (Greek) Alexander (Greek)

The qonqueror, he is a normal human, he exist in history, but he was able to qonquered so many nations, the greatest king to ever lifted

My role model. I wanted to conquer the whole world!

Conquered the half-world as he was the greatest warrior

He just conquered the half of the world he deserves #1

32 Ravana (Hindu) Ravana (Hindu)

He should be the first. He conquered 10 damn planets!

Ravana is the greatest king who ever ruled the world, as well as a part of universe from a tiny island SRI LANKA locate lonely in indian ocean.

He was the greatest scientist in his time.

Rawan was a owner of a plane built by his scientists before 10-15000 because

33 Meghnada (Hindu) Meghnada (Hindu)

Everyone talks about Karna and his vasavi shakti from Indra. Well, this guy had vasavi shakti and Indra's Vajra as he defeated him. He took all the most powerful weapons from the heavens. The only atimaharathi to ever exist, his power is at least 12x greater than Karna.

Grelatest warrior in the war of ramayana. Fought with the devs and brought their king Indra as hostage. Even the gods prayed to bring back Indra. Who else could do that?

He was named Indrajeet (one who conquered Indra) after he defeated n captured Indra, the king of gods.

Oh come on he can easily defeat anyone from this list simultaneously.except lord shiva

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34 Polyphemus (Greco-Roman) Polyphemus (Greco-Roman)

My dudes he is sexy with these looks he turned medusa to gold. He is actually awesome.

He is the cyclops

35 Bhishma Bhishma

The greatest warrior of the Kaurav side and blessed with a boon of death according to his own will

No one of his kind who also have the ability and skills to fight with devtas also

The grand sire in the epic of mahabharath

Number 1 with out any doudt

36 Siegfried (Norse-German) Siegfried (Norse-German)

He defeated a dragon and bathe in its blood causing him to become invincible. Not to mention with his sword, which is called Gram, he can easily take on Karna.

Got his abilities from cutting his way out of the stomach of a dragon and bathing in its blood. often called Siegfried of the undead

Was incapable of feeling fear, has a helm that he can use to shapeshift, has a ring that is more powerful that the one from LotR, has a sword akin to Excalibur, and defeated Wotan (Odin) almost easily.

37 Loki (Norse) Loki (Norse) Loki Laufeyson, or Loki Odinson, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, and is known as the "God of Mischief". In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.

I hate him.

Bad ass god, evil and cunning but makes life interesting for the gods of norse

He was not necessarily evil, he was just a trickster. the god that was known to play both sides of Ragnarok, murderer of his best friend Balder, son of Laffy the king of ice giants, and the father/mother of many monsters. some of his children include Fenrir, the midgard serpent, and Odin's horse.loved his family but known to rebel for attention and recognition.

38 Davy Crockett (American Tall-Tales) Davy Crockett (American Tall-Tales) David "Davy" Crockett was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.

He is a real person most heroes can't say that, but I think he should be on this list because he beat a huge panther, killed or tamed thousands of bears, and killing Mexican solider upon Mexican solider in his demise at the Alamo. That is why Davy Crockett should be on this list.

39 Bali (Hindu) Bali (Hindu)

He had a special ability to drain half power of the opponent. He roamed keeping ravana in his armpit for several years. Even lord Rama shot him at his back. He could have killed anyone in this list in close combat without any fatigue.

To be more clear, Indra the king of gods gave him a boon according to which anyone who came at him with the intent to fight would lose half his strength to Bali. So it made him pretty much invincible in battle. And yeah once ravan challenged him for a fight and Bali, defeating him, took him around the world tied up in his tail.

40 Enki (Sumerian) Enki (Sumerian)

The legendary friend of gilgamesh and he could kick ass

41 Poseidon (God of The Sea) (Greco-Roman)

God of the sea and the water element.

42 Haatim (Persian) Haatim (Persian)
43 Thoth (Egyptian) Thoth (Egyptian)

Creator of writing and god of knowledge. You can't be reading this without thot

The god of knowledge. No one was as smart as him.

Creator of knowledge and the Book of Thoth. Kinda a dick to people who cross him


44 Cadmus of Thebes (Greco-Roman) Cadmus of Thebes (Greco-Roman)

Cadmus is just an awesome hero and he fought a dragon as well. He was the first Greek hero so he has to be very powerful in terms of combat strength.

Killed the dragon Sybaris and founded the city of Thebes. Defeated over half the Spartoi.

45 Balarama (Hindu) Balarama (Hindu)

Elder brother of Lord Krishna. Teacher of Gadhayudha, Mallayudha for Bheema and Duryodhana

46 Bodvar Bjarki Bodvar Bjarki

Very great warrior, but a thief

47 Minotaur (Greek) Minotaur (Greek)

Has superhuman power

Theseus is the hero who played the minotaur

vs perseus

Originally from the island crete where one of the gods, probably Zeus again, took the form of a prized bull and raped the queen. the creature had the labyrinth built for it to live and would eat all men that entered the maze except for Theseus

48 Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Irish) Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Irish)

Ancient hunter-warrior of Irish mythology

49 The Lady of Shalott (British) The Lady of Shalott (British)
50 Perun (Slavic)
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