I used to have a long list of the proper words to describe a group of animals. You had the obvious: gaggle of geese, herd of cows, flock of sheep. I liked finding the weird ones. A parliament of rooks, a murder of crows, an unkindness of ravens – black birds seem to have the coolest group names. You have an army of caterpillars, a quiver of cobras, a cast of crabs. In Australia we have mobs of kangaroos and wisdoms of wombats.
A while ago I asked the Hero Construction Company Facebook page what a group of heroes could be called. Some offerings were host, league, and army. Then came pride. It won me over instantly.
I like it because it highlights that heroes should be proud. Heroes are always humble, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t be proud. I like the lion connotation too, as it seems lions of different shapes and sizes all fit equally well into the pride.
Before I turn this into a National Geographic episode, let me get to the point. The purpose of this site is to create a community – a community of people living the heroic life. That’s The Pride. I’m sure we’ll have secret handshakes and t-shirts soon enough.
Entry into The Pride comes through this post. Simply leave a comment with your first name, last initial, and your general location. You can add more detail if you like. When you need some encouragement all you need to do is come back here to see names of the rest of your pride.
That’s what I’ll be doing.