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. 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.

Imagine needing five gods and the 2nd strongest archer/warrior in the world to help take you down. And, if we are talking virtues, he gave up his armor even though he knew that it was a plot to kill him just because he can't deny a gift. This man made the world shiver. If only he was on the right side.

2 Heracles (Hercules) (Greco-Roman)

Hercules did everything in ancient Greek myths. He has done so many things that people have started to lose track of what he did or didn't fight. A good rule of thumb: it is in Greek mythology if Hercules ever came into direct contact with it. He was so great that the god that had been trying to kill him for his entire life let her husband Zeus bring him back as a god because she recognized that she had been beaten. The only reason he died was through acid literally burning away his flesh until he, get this, burned himself alive because he wanted to go honorably instead of surviving it, which he could've, and living to a ripe old age and kill more. He beat multiple gods in hand-to-hand combat, held up the weight of the sky with his own bare hands, helped the gods kill the giants which were specifically made to be unkillable, has a cloak that makes him invulnerable, and has never lost a battle. He seriously needs to be nerfed.

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.

From defeating Giants, to subduing gods, to defending mankind, Heracles is the ultimate hero. As a demigod, he was the best of both worlds: the power of a god with the kindness and courage of a man. Indeed, he was truly worthy of ascending to Olympus.

He's the son of the most powerful god, so he should be the most powerful hero.

3 Sun Wukong (Chinese)

A monkey who became an immortal through Taoist practices. When he was fated to die he fought back and defeated Hell's messengers and wiped his name and his kind's names off of Hell's registry. Afterwards rebelled against Heaven and defeated all of Heaven's best generals. Was eventually trapped under a mountain by the Buddha where he remained imprisoned for 500 years. He was eventually released and to atone for his past sins escorted a monk on a pilgrimage to India to receive the holy scriptures from the Buddha. On this pilgrimage he fought and defeated a great many demons and monsters.

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?

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!

Sun Wukong, Great Sage, Equal to Heaven, the Handsome Monkey King, is by far, the most interesting mythology figure to me. He started from rock bottom and ended up taking on the entire Chinese pantheon, being driven back by Erlang Shen and being trapped by the Great Buddha. With his magic beating staff and his mastery of supernatural abilities, he's nigh unbeatable and all of these other heroes on this list would be hard-pressed to take him.

4 Zeus (Grek)

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.

Big boi zeus is daddy

5 Achilles (Greco-Roman-Trojan)

He might not have defeated the most monsters or is the coolest but it is stated that he is the STRONGEST

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.

According to the Iliad, he could kill 10 men per blade swing. Till scientific research doesn't say otherwise, I believe that's true (its a joke for those who don't get jokes).

Na, just much cooler than Heracles, focusing in martial prowess instead of physical strength. Heracles may be sturdy as hell, but he could still be killed by weapons, and Achilles is top of the noch in weapons.

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.

6 Beawulf (Norse)

Beowulf is an all around badass. He deserves to be number one on this list. He ripped a troll's arm off, killed his mother, then died while battling with a dragon for his people, which he beat. Plus, the strength of thirty men in each arm adds even more to his heroism.

One of the few heroes that actually died for his people

He killed a dragon with only 12 bee swarms and a queen bee. He ripped off an arm from a monster that killed hundreds of highly trained warriors like nothing., killed the monster's mom, who was even scarier than her son. To top that off, he was a wise king, who brought peace for decades to his people.

This list is kinda offensive since there are many heroes of different religions shown as myths.

7 Perseus (Greco-Roman)

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.

One of the only successful heroes, come on people! Okay, maybe he couldn't beat Hercules, but he could crush heel boy with one hand tied behind his back!

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

Slayed Medusa, the noblest of all men. )

8 Thor (Norse)

With the avengers he is unstoppable!

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

Thor is easily among the top contenders for this list.

The god of thunder should definitely be on this list

9 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

10 Krishna (Hindu)

Although all avatars of Lord vishnu are great , he is my favourite one. I am shocked to see how karna gets the top shelf( a great warrior )and the one who could finish the war of mahabharat in 1 second and lifted up a whole mountain on his little finger is on 10th spot

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...

Not just a mythological character but truth that can be experienced in vrindavan

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.

The Contenders

11 Gilgamesh (Mesopotamian)

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

This guys is the legend. Please read "the epic of gilgamesh " and you will know he and enkidu are apex.

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

"You are not worthy to gaze upon me. A worm like you should face the ground, crawl on your stomach and die."

12 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 wouldn't be a hero if I instantly died from a wound like this." - Lancer from Fate/Stay Night

13 Muhammad (Islam) Muhammad (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arabian Prophet, best known as the central figure (and last prophet) of the Abrahamic religion of Islam and is amongst the most revered and important historical figures in the world.

Muhammad was and still is the greatest better than the rest of this guys there’s a lot of muhammad there nicer and better

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.

You can't say he is a myth I am Christian but I respect other religion and Islam is definitely not a myth it is a religion

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.

14 Christ (Christian)

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

The son of God who was born as a human to save mankind from sin. He spent his life teaching and doing wonders such as healing ill and disabled people. He finally sacrificed himself and was crucified so that humans could be saved from sin. He died but was reborn and returned to Heaven. This great heroic deed was said to restore the balance so that the humans no longer were automatically doomed. Humans could then follow the example set by him - or at least believe in him - and reach heaven.

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.

Er... I'm not doubting that he could easily do that, but none of them have existed, aside from Jesus and you're kind of making a joke out of the man. - HaiThere

Christ is my strongest savior

15 Theseus (Greco-Roman)

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

Strongest hero and what the flip is Greco

16 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.

17 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.

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

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.

18 Arjuna (Hindu)

Karna would easily defeat him.

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

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

Arjuna is most powerful warrior and he has the power to consume the whole world in a single arrow. Hence he is the powerful epic hero.

19 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!

He boned a whole village

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

20 King Arthur (British)

King Arthur is a female

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.

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

Chosen by a weapon, he became a weapon in his own right. Fighting his enemies and serving his nation as a knight of the round.

21 Setna Khaemswe (Egyptian)

Is there more to say? A modern character to match him up will be Loki. Setna was smart, brave and powerful. His greatest weapon is people underestimating him. He outwitted the Dead Prince. His magic is powerful since he survived demons sent by the Ennead with some of their power. Just one of those demons ccan wipe out a civilization from the face of the Earth.

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

He could read the content of a book held by someone no matter which part of the solar system he's hiding with the book. He fought through and through against the Kushite Sage with powerful fire enough to tear the town apart.

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.

22 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

23 Ravana (Hindu)

He was the greatest scientist in his time.

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

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.

Greatest king and greatest devotee of lord shiva. Mightiest warrior and great thinker was able to set the zodiac according to his will. Brought moksh to whole family by bringing death to them by hands of Lord rama. He was immortal. Even lord ram could not have killed him if vibhishan would not be on Ram's side.

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

They are extremely powerful.

25 Hua Mulan (Chinese)

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

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!

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.

Best girl

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