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ἥρως , gen. ἥρωος and ἥρω^ος, dat. ἥρω^ι and ἥρῳ, acc. ἥρω（α): hero, warrior; a title of honor for the free and brave; alone as subst., Il. 1.4, Il. 10.179; in address, Il. 20.104, Il. 10.416; w. Δαναοί, Ἀχαιοί, likewise with single names, Il. 4.200, Od. 2.15, Il. 21.163; joined w. θεράποντες Ἄρηος, Il. 2.110; γέρων, Od. 7.155. Never =demigod.