Evolution of the Prussian Hero Archetype
An examination of the Prussian Hero archetype from before 1800 to the present, including the changes it underwent in the 19th century.
“The evolution of the hero archetype in the Prussian military in the nineteenth century is an inevitable result of the evolution of the Prussian army itself occurred in that period. The hero ideal before 1800, which evolved from the ancient Germanic tribes’ vision of what a young warrior should be, represented nobility, bravery, honor, glory, and loyalty. These traits were passed from generation to generation, encouraged by the emperors of the Hohenzollern Dynasty, and emulated by young Prussian noble men. ”