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

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

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.

Completed twelve impossible tasks worthy of the most powerful of the gods.

Do not forget he completed 12 impossible task without any boon

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2 Beawulf (Norse) 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

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

Cause he's a badass

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3 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.

I mean come on. The INDIA gods. Scared. OF A MORTAL. COME ON!
Winner in a doozy.

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4 Perseus (Greco-Roman) Perseus (Greco-Roman)

Slayed Medusa, the noblest of all men. )

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!

Just the best has done to many good things to help time.

Perseus is well rounded, smart, strong, and full of mischief.

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

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.

The greatest warrior of all mythology, outclassing karna, siegfried/sigurd, diomedes and so on.. Absolutely unrivaled in terms of speed, athleticism, battle prowess, strength, stamina.. His rage was said to defy fate, even zeus himself feared the rage of achilles.. Only killed through divine intervention as nobody could even challenge him, and he wasn't even in battle, he was praying at an alter, as it was impossible to kill him in combat.. Even his mere presence struck fear into the greatest of the trojans, hector, and forced gods such as poseidon and apollo to directly intervene to prevent the fall of troy before its time.. It was even said that diomedes (the second greatest of the achaeans) with divine power from athena to challenge and beat the immortal gods (aphrodite and ares himself) couldn't match up to achilles and didn't have the same presence and force achilles did.. There's so much to list about achilles that its not even debatable really to know that he was the greatest ...more

To be fair people should give Achilles some credit for what he was capable of. When he was a baby he was dipped in the Rive Styx making him invulnerable to any weapon. Though he did not do the 12 impossible labors like Hercules he was still an incredible warrior. As stated in Percy Jackson the Last Olympian page 133 percy said it himself "I stunk at Greek names, but even I knew THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF ALL TIME who had died from a wounded heel. Achilles". He only had one flaw but it is not his heel, also as stated in Percy Jackson the Last Olympian it was his arrogance that got him killed. In other words because he knew he was basically invincible and an incredible warrior it was over confidence that got him killed. Achilles fatal flaw is being over confident and underestimating his opponents.

In fate apocrypha, Achilles has a shield that can withstand nearly any attack by deploying a miniature shield and he is able to fight despite any horrible injuries (which is a personal skill he has in fate apocrypha called '' battle continuation''. He is also a skilled hand to hand combatant and his bravery skill increases his power in battle (and NULLIFIES mental interference as well). 😎

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6 Theseus (Greco-Roman) Theseus (Greco-Roman)

Because why not

He was a funny fella.

Theseus is my favorite and he seems like one of the bravest heroes of mythology!

Theseus 1v1 Minotaur.
Who Wins?
Theseus! Without magic. There4 he is the best.

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7 Atalanta (Greco-Roman) Atalanta (Greco-Roman)

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

She's really strong and fast

Atalanta is the greatest heroine in ancient Greek mythology and the most foot swifted among all mortals. She took place in Calydonian hunt and became the first to hit the boar. As Ovid said ''no one is able to say whether  she was should get more excellent praise for her foot or for her more outstanding beauty''.

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8 The Dioscuri (Castor/Polydeuces) (Greco-Roman) The Dioscuri (Castor/Polydeuces) (Greco-Roman) V 1 Comment
9 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

10 Krishna (Hindu) Krishna (Hindu)

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 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...

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

This guy had infinite power and control over creation and the universe. He's unbeatable

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The Contenders

11 Gilgamesh (Mesopotamian) Gilgamesh (Mesopotamian)

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

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

The first hero, the best hero. Lordly among men and greater to all kings.

The oldest king in the world

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12 CĂș Chulainn (Irish) CĂș 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 CĂș 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

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

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.

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13 Muhammad (Islam)

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

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.

He wasn't just a leader, a inspirer, the most handsomest. He was no myth. He was a true hero

Remove him from this list, HE IS NOT A MYTH and I really believe it!

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14 Thor (Norse) Thor (Norse)

Thor is easily among the top contenders for this list.

The god of thunder should definitely be on this list

I think thor have to be on more highest number

With the avengers he is unstoppable!

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15 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

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16 King Arthur (British) King Arthur (British)

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.

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.

There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one's life, one should not wish for another chance. - Saber from Fate/Stay Night - ModernSpongeBobSucks

A Brythonic/ Welsh mythological legend carried through history through Wales and evolve into a global story.

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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.

Hey, Odysseus was the man who ENDED the Trojan War, with his Trojan Horse plot. He legit defied the gods, sailed the Sea of Monsters, survived a land of sleep, got past an island of cannibals, plotted his way out of Polyphemus's island(that scene was hilarious), survived the Sirens without stuffed ears, survived Scylla and Charybdis, got past the sorceress named Circe, ENDURED ALL THE WRATH OF POSEIDON, and murdered all the suitors invading his home! He is the cleverest hero, the highlight of the much loved poem, the Odyssey, and brilliant strategist. In the fight over the armor of Achilles, the two who helped carry back Achilles's body held a poll on who was most beneficial to their cause, AND ODYSSEUS WON(thus bringing around the suicide of Ajax)
He is a favorite of Athena, one of the most prominent heroes in the Trojan War, yet he isn't in the top 10?
Wow people, get a brain. I'm sure Athena would agree. He wasn't even a demigod, he got through all his hardships on skill, and ...more

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18 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

Hottie aaand strong?

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19 Arjuna (Hindu) Arjuna (Hindu)

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

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.

This guy was born a hero

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20 Setna Khaemswe (Egyptian) Setna Khaemswe (Egyptian)
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