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Transcript of Hercules
The Twelve Heroic Labors
Differences between Disney and Greek Mythology
Why is this important? 7. The Cretan Bull Hercules had to capture a rampaging bull in Crete that had impregnated the wife of the King of the island. The wife later gave birth to the Minotaur. Hercules returned to Eurystheus who then released the bull in Marathon. 8. The Horses of Diomedes The eighth challenge was to capture the four man eating horses belonging to King Diomedes. Hercules brought them back to Eurystheus who dedicated them to Hera and set them free. 9. Hippolyte's Belt Hercules had to get the belt of the Amazon Queen Hippolyte. At first she gave it to him willingly, but Hera involved herself. Hera, disguised as an Amazon warrior, spread rumors that Hercules was planning to kidnap the queen. The queen attacked Hercules and he was forced to kill her and take her belt. 10. The Cattle of Geryon Hercules' task was to steal the cattle of the monster Geryon in Africa. Despite Hera's attempts to stop him, Hercules successfully returned to Mycenae with the cows. For this task, Hercules needed the help of Prometheus and Atlas. Together, they stole Hera's wedding gift to Zeus, a set of golden apples guarded by nymphs called the Hesperides. 11. The Apples of Hesperides 12. Cerberus The Disney movie was correct in placing Ceberus, the three-headed dog, at the entrance of the underworld which it guarded. Unfortunately for Hercules, kidnapping it was not as easy as throwing it a giant T-bone. Hercules had to wrestle the beast to the ground in order to kidnap it. Afterwards, Ceberus was returned to gaurd the entrance again.
Hercules went on many other adventures and did indeed achieve immortality with the Gods. Why is Hercules important? . . . He's not all that important to most of us BUT... Hercules shows us... The story of Hercules shows us how we CANNOT trust movies to be historically accurate Parents: Zeus and Alcmene
Snakes sent by Hera
Pegasus is the offspring of Poseidon and Medusa. Hercules never rides it.
Hades, god of the underworld is not evil, Hera is the "bad guy"
Philoctetes never trained Hercules. He was a child when Hercules died. Parents: Zeus and Hera
Snakes were demons sent by Hades
Zeus created Pegasus from the clouds for Hercules Hades is the "bad guy" Philoctetes or "Phil" traided Hercules Mythology Disney Bibliography http://www.history.com/topics/hercules