According to Messenians history records King Teleklos of Sparta had dressed up young men as women with concealed daggers. After the Messenians discovered the plot they had King Teleklos killed. The second incident was between two citizens one from Sparta and one from Messenia. The Spartan Euphaenos who had been entrusted with the care of Polychares (A Messenian) cows killed the cows and Polychares’s son. Unable to find justice in Sparta Polychares started killing every Spartan that crossed into his border.
Hercules, while he was still a baby, strangled the snakes. Hercules conquered a tribe that had been demanding money from Thebes. As a reward, he was given the hand in marriage of the Theben princess Megara and they had three children. Hera, still filled hatred of Hercules, sent him into madness, which made him kill his wife and children. In horror and remorse at what he did, Hercules was about to kill himself.
From Uranus’ blood, Giants and Nymphs were created and from the ocean foam, where his genitalia, fell came Aphrodite (goddess of love). Reign of Titans After the fall of Cronus, the rule of the titans began. He chose Rhea, his sister, to be his wife and together had many children. But due to the prophesy that Uranus spoke of, Cronus ate all of his children so that none would overthrow him as he did to his own father. Rhea grew angry of this and hid the youngest son, Zeus, from him.
This angered Zeus, who hid fire from humans in retribution. Prometheus in turn stole fire in a giant fennel-stalk and gave it back to mankind. Prometheus, was put into eternal punishment by Zeus. His punishment involves him being chained to a rock, where his liver is eaten out daily by an eagle. Years later, Heracles slays the eagle and frees Prometheus from his chains.
Before Uranus died he prophesied that “ You murder me know, and steal my throne-but one of your own sons will dethrone you, for crime begets crime.” Cronus was very careful from then on. Cronus’s wife, Rhea, goddess of earth, bore cronus children and one by one he swallowed each and every one of them. First, three daughters-Hestia, Demeter, and Hera; then two sons-Hades and Poseidon. Rhea was very furious with Cronus. She was determined to make sure that Cronus didn’t eat their next child which she was sure was going to be a son.
He was the leader of the other gods and the ruler of Mount Olympus. Zeus was the son of Cronus, and his mother was the sister and wife of Cronus Rhea. Zeus was the last child of Cronus and Rhea, Cronus was warned that one of his sons would eventually overthrow him, and as a result he decided to swallow all of his children. To avoid that, Rhea sent Zeus to the Island of Create where he was raised while planning to kill his father. He killed his father by allowing Cronus to swallow him, while he had a potion that would cause Cronus to throw up his brothers Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.
After some arguing, due to his hubris, he kills all the men in the caravan. One of the men in the caravan turned out to be his father, King Laios. Oedipus at the time did not know this. He then entered the city of Thebes and broke the plague of the sphinx by solving its riddle. Because of this he was awarded the recently widowed Queen Iocaste, who is actually his mother.
Oedipus was fond and given to a different king in Queen to raise. When he was a young man he told the king in queen were not he real parent and went to find the truth from another profit. Oedipus was not told whether the king and queen were his real parent but only that he would kill his dad and marry his mother. He ran away from home to the city Thebes. On the way he kills a man and his group of workers.
(The events of the Trojan War are recounted in Homer's Iliad.) The play's tragic events occur as a result of the crimes committed by Agamemnon's family. His father, Atreus, murdered and cooked the children of his own brother, Thyestes, and served them to him; Clytemnestra's lover, Aegisthus (Thyestes's only surviving son), seeks revenge for that crime. Meanwhile, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia to gain a favorable wind to Troy, and Clytemnestra murders him to avenge her death. Tragedies were Athenian, reflecting the taste and intellectual climate of mid fifth century Athens.
During the time of hercule’s birth, Zeus it clear that a child of Perseus, would rule Mycenae. Hera, because she was jealous, persuaded the goddess of childbirth, to hold back Alcmena's delivery, and made it that Eurystheus, also a descendant of Perseus, is going to be arrived already seven months old. Heracles lost the throne of Mycenae because of this. Heracles was eight months old when, Hera, wanting him to die, sent two serpents to him. But with his strength he killed them with his bare hands (Hercules 1) Hercules's family is from Argos, since his mother was Alcmene, daughter of the Mycenaean king Electryon.