FC: H e r a c l e s | Kacee Buff
1: Heracles | Kacee Buff May 10, 2011 | English 9 honors | The story of Hercales
2: Birth Hercules was the Roman name for the greatest hero of Greek mythology. Most heroes like Heracles had a god as one of his parents, being the son of Zeus and a mortal woman. Zeus's queen Hera was jealous of Heracles, and when he was still a baby she sent two snakes to kill him in his crib. Heracles was found as a delighted baby and strangled snakes in each hand.
3: The Labors When he had come of age and already proved himself as a great marksman with a bow and arrow, a champion wrestler and with superhuman strength, Heracles was driven mad by Hera. He killed his own children. For this crime, he was sentenced to perform a series of tasks, or Labors, for his cousin Eurystheus, the king of Tiryns. By rights Hercules should have been king himself, but Hera had tricked her husband Zeus into crowning Eurystheus instead.
4: Hercules' Weaknesses: Can be lustful and gluttonous | Facts | Trachinia was the Last home of Heracles. | Lydia is where he lived as a slave of Omphale | He goes by other names: Heracles (from Greek mythology), Buraicus, Alexicacus, Cynagidas, Charops, , Macistus, Index, Menytes, Melampygos, , Rhinocolustes and Misogynis. | Hercules is the only Greek deity to have a dual entity: both god and mortal. In the afterlife, he was offered a place on Mt. Olympus to live as an immortal god because of the many great heroic feats he did to help secure victory for the Greek gods and save mankind. However, since he was half-mortal, it is said a part of him, a "phantasm", was sent to live in the underworld realm of the Elysian Fields, with his fellow heroes.
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