One of them started when Hercules discovered his supernatural powers, was driven mad by his wife Hera and killed his children. To pay for his mistake he was assigned the twelve labors by Hera. The first of his twelve labors was to kill the ferocious lion. Hera sent him to kill the lion hoping he would fail and his father, Zeus, would disown him. Leo fell to the forests of Nemaea.
After succeeding in killing the beast, Heracles brought back the dead body of the Nemean Lion to Eurystheus. “Eurystheus now sent Heracles on a more tricky mission, to kill the Hydra of Lerna.” (Page 123) The hydra was a powerful, nine-headed water snake that had a poisonous breath. The hard part of this task was that the hydra had only on... ... middle of paper ... ... to please her father by helping out Heracles. “Persephone told Heracles that he could take Cerberus up to the world of the living, if he could do so with his bare hands.” (Page 131) With no weapons allowed, Heracles had to use his famous wrestling moves on Cerberus. Heracles was able to overcome Cerberus, and the three-headed dog was soon brought up to the surface.
Thereby, he attacked it with his clubs causing the lion to run into a cave that had two entrances. Hercules blocked one entrance, he then wrestled with the lion and strangled it. Following this, he proceeded to skin it and wrapped himself in its skin after offering a sacrifice to Zeus. Hercules returned to Mycanae with the lion hung on his shoulder. Eurystheus was terrified when he saw Heracles dressed in the lion’s pelt and ordered him to leave all his future trophies outside the city’s gate.
According to the book, Hercules killed his wife and children because of Hera. Hera made him so mad that he slaughtered his wife and children. (Buxton, 2004, pp. 121-122). Whereas, the movie showed that Eurystheus, king of Athens, made Hercules drink something that drugged him, and then he made the wolves eat Megara and Hercules’ children.
But Theseus succeeded and sacrificed the bull to Apollo. He then returned to Athens and was almost poisoned by Medea, but as soon as Aegeus got wind of her plot, he proclaimed Theseus his son and heir to the thrown and banished Medea from Athens and she escaped to what is now Asia. According to legend, the people of Athens had to send seven youths and seven Maidens every year as a tribute to Minos, the king of Create, to be eaten by the Minitor, who was a terrible monster, half man and half bull. Theseus decided to go as one of the youths and try to kill the minitor. When he reached Create, Ariadne, the beautiful daughter of Minos fell in love will him and helped him kill the Minitor by giving him a sword which he killed the Minitor with and a ball of thread to help him find his way out of the labyrinth in which the Minitor lived.
He tricked Zeus into getting the bad side of the bargain. This bargain was to give the better parts of the sacrificed animals to Prometheus’ humans and to give the paltry parts to the gods. Prometheus also stole a piece of Zeus’ sun, giving fire to his human race. Zeus became furious by these events and chained Prometheus to a rock on top of a mountain. Zeus condemned Prometheus by dictating that an eagle would come every day for eternity and eat his liver, only to have it grow back over night.
Cronus, Gaea’s last-born titan, hated his father Uranus and set up an ambush for him with Gaea, as he lay with her at night. Cronus grabbed his father and castrated him with the stone sickle, throwing the severed genitals into the sea. From his dripping blood came the Giants and the Erinyes. From the combination of the sea with the foam oozing from his genitals, formed Aphrodite, the force of sexual attraction. The magic of these creatures being reared and formed through sexual union and asexually are miracles in that such odd beings are introduced into the world from the original darkness.
Hercules crossed successfully but his wife was left to be boated across by a boatman, who tried to rape her. Hercules killed the boatman with one of the arrows that was dipped into Hydra's poison blood. When Hercules put the shirt on, Hydra’s poison blood began to affect him, ripping Hercules' flesh to the bone. Hercules didn’t want to die, so he built “a funeral pyre.” He laid down on the lion skin cloak he spread on the pyre. Fire burned his mortal body, and his immortal body was sent above.
Eurysteus gave Heracles a number of tasks to accomplish, known as the Labours of Heracles. These included killing the Nemean lion and the Lernaean Hydra, stealing the Girdle of Hippolyte and the Apples of Hesperides, and capturing the Ceryneian Hind, the Erymanthian Boar and Cerberus, the multi-headed hound that guarded the entrance to Hades. Hercules suffered a tragic fate in the end, being poisoned by his wife Deianeira, who was deceived by the centaur Nessus into believi... ... middle of paper ... ...so called the Great Globular Cluster or the Hercules Globular Cluster. Lying relatively nearby is another notable Messier object, Messier 92 (NGC 6341). Approximately 26,000 light-years distant, it is one of the brightest globular clusters in the northern sky.
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.