Hercules the most significant Hero
In Joel Skidmore’s Mythweb.com, Hercules is the most significant hero in Greek mythology that portrays a man that was driven insane by Hera, He completed his 12 labors to prove he’s determined because he killed his wife and the king told him to he felt really bad so he did it.
Hercules had to complete his 12 labors because Hera had driven him insane and he killed his children and wife. Completing his 12 labors demonstrated his strength by doing outrageous tasks.
Hercules’s had to defeat the hydra he needed something to keep the heads from re-growing. This shows how witty and smart Hercules was with the help of his nephew he discover you can the sear the neck of the hydra to keep the head from re-growing.
For example, Hercules had “Iolaus was there to sear the wounded neck with flame. This kept further heads from sprouting. Heracles cut off the heads one by one, with Iolaus cauterizing the wounds” (Joel Skidmore).
This shows Hercules was determined to complete his 12 labors because Hera had driven him mad and he killed his family. The 12 labors was Hercules punishment and it helped him redeem himself.
This shows that Hercules is the most significant hero in Greek mythology because he was driven mad, killed his family and completed all of his 12 labors.