Where is this quote about Man, Hero, Legend and Myth from?

  • This quote is scattered throughout the Web:

    Through action, a Man becomes a Hero

    Through death, a Hero becomes a Legend

    Through time, a Legend becomes a Myth

    And by learning from the Myth, a Man takes action

    I've seen it attributed to Eiichiro Oda, Joseph Campbell, and many others. Where is it originally from?

    If Joseph Campbell originally said it, It was quite likely translated into Japanese and then back into English, and came out unrecognizable.

  • The quote is an original writing from Oda himself, but it definitely echoes the message from Joseph Campbell's works. It's no surprise that some of the greatest writers and storytellers are influenced by Campbell, but each uses their own words to relay the same message, for "Truth is One; Its Names are Many".

    Do you have any source/evidence for the statement that this quote is due to Oda?

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