Hercules

God of War

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Greek name: Divine hero Heracles

Family

Father: Zeus (king of the gods), married to Hera (queen of the gods)

Mother: Alcmene (mortal)

Wife: 1st wife, Megara.

2nd wife, Deianira.

Children: 2 kids (not named)

Job description

Hercules basically worked for a king named, Eurystheus. And he served him for 12 yrs. and did 12 heroic labors for the king. There were supposed to be 10 but Apolla didnt count 2 of them so he had to do 2 more.

12 Heroic Labors

1.) The Nemean Lion - Hercules had to get the lion's skin and give it to the king.

2.)The Lernean Hydra - He had to kill the lernean hydra because, the waters would rise and terrorise the country-side with venom.

3.) The Hind of Ceryneia Diana's pet deer - He had to kill Diana's pet deer.

4.)The Erymanthian Boar -The king ordered Hercules to bring him the Erymanthian boar alive.

5.) The Augean Stables Hercules Cleans up - He had to clean up the kings stables.

6.) The Stymphalian Birds - "Hercules was to drive away an enormous flock of birds which gathered at a lake near the town of Stymphalos"

7.) The Cretan Bull - He had to dispose of the Cretan Bull.

8.) The Man-Eating Horses of Diomedes - He had to go get the man-eating horse.

9.) The Belt of Hyppolyte - Hercules had to get the queen of the amazon's belt.

10.) The Cattle of Geryon - He had to bring the king the cattle of a monster called, Geryon.

11.) The apples of the Hesperides- he had to bring the king the apples made out of gold that Hera gave Zeus as a wedding gift.

12.) Cerberus - He had to go to the underworld and kidnap the beast, Cerberus.

Characterics

1.) extremly strong- strongest on earth.

2.) bad temper- got too mad and killed his wife and kids.

3.) really self-confident - wasnt scared of anybody beacuse, he knew how strong he was.

Strenghts

1.) strong- strongest man on earth, he was stronger than even some gods and all mortals.

2.) Courage- he was really confident about himself.

3.) extremely self-confident- he was willing to take on anybody.

Weekneeses

1.) not so smart- when he got too hot he threaten to shot the sun.

2.) magic- only thing that was stronger than him.

3.) too emotional/ bad temper- he got really mad easyly, to the point of killing his wife and kids.

*fun facts*

1.) the strongest on walking earth.

2.) half-god, half-murtal

3.) killed his wife and 2 kids on a rampage

Hercules's story and reason to the 12 labors

His dad was married to Hera and he had a Hercules with another moral woman. So Hera tried to get revenge and tried killing Hercules as a baby by putting snakes in his crib. Hercules being half god and half human he was a very strong baby and was able to fight the snakes off. Hera gave uo trying to kill the babya nd decided to make him suffer as he grew up. when he got married, hera made him very mad and made him kill his wife and 2 kids. He asked Apollo to help him out. Apolla said he had to do 12 heroic things. He was also said to a very mean king, Eurystheus, and serve him for 12 yrs. But, "Apollo said, Hercules would become immortal. Unlike other men, instead of dying and going to the Underworld of Hades, he would become a god" ("The Life and Times of Hercules" ). Then later on he got married to his second wife, Deianira, and when Hercules came back from one of his adventures, his wife gave him a cloak and he out it on and the cloak was burring his alive. Hera finally said that Hercules had suffured enough and she left him alone since then.