The Hero’s Journey Quick Reference

We’ve created this quick reference for the Hero’s Journey so you can easily check the steps.

If you’d like to learn more about the Hero’s Journey, we’ve created a comprehensive guide which you can find here.

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The Hero’s Journey Steps Quick Reference

Act 1

  • Ordinary world
  • Call to adventure
  • Refusal of the Call
  • Meeting with the Mentor
  • Crossing the first Threshold

Act 2

  • Tests, Allies, Enemies
  • Approach the Innermost Cave
  • The Ordeal
  • The Reward

Act 3

  • The Road Back
  • The Resurrection
  • Return with the Elixir

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