A documentary composed six Joseph John Campbell was an The Hero's Journey is an archetypal
one-hour conversations between American mythologist, writer and story pattern, common in ancient
mythologist Joseph Campbell lecturer. story pattern, common in ancient
and journalist Bill Moyers. myths as well as modern day adventure.
In the course of a journey the individual faces challenges, dangers and temptations, all of which he overcomes to return, as a hero, with the object of his quest.