In greek, it is linked to many words & concepts. If we had to pick one:
Ἀνδρῶν γὰρ ἐπιφανῶν πᾶσα γῆ τάφος
[For] glorious men, all land [is a] grave.
Heroism, in theory, readiness to die & ignore material possessions [Graeco-Christian conjunction → Saint]
Note: materialist dogma Juche in N. Korea postulates that "man is the master of his destiny".
Connect the dots.