I came across this quote from Jordan Peterson:
Well what would you want to be king? You could say king of the world or king of your own soul: What do you wanna subordinate yourself to. How 'bout your heroic willingness to encounter the unknown and articulate it and share that with people. There's no nobler vision than that
Peterson is an exponent of archetypes and would surely expect to see heroes confronting unknown dangers to win great rewards throughout mythology.
My question is: Does anyone have a sense of which ancient figure is the best example of a 'willingness to confront the unknown'?