Hail the hero! Throne the hero! Crown the hero! Praise the hero!
He conquered the strong to rescue the weak. See the proof there in the bodies at his feet! Come the hero now on a chariot of flame lead by champing stallions gold gleaming in his mane
But we no longer need our hero in the age of stone and steel we accept monsters for neighbours and can't see the dragons on our heels. We learn to curse our hero labelled "a product of an unfair age" as he begs to be of use again and is only met with rage.
Fall the hero! Drown the hero! Strip the hero! Curse the hero!