tel·co·he·ro (tlkhr)
n. pl. tel·co·he·ros
  1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.
  2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life.
  3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field. See synonyms at celebrity.