By Zack LeFevre

All About Hercules

  • Hercules was a hero in greek mythology who was the son of the god Zeus and mortal Alcmene.
  • Hercules is thought to have accomplished many quests, including capturing the Cretan Bull, stealing the apples of the Hesperides, capturing and bringing back Cerberus, and many, many more.
  • In art, Hercules is commonly represented wearing a lion skin, wielding a club, and having toned, muscular features.

How Hercules is a part of the folk tale genre

Hercules has a clear conflict: Hercules is always the good guy and he always faces a villain, usually a mythical monster.

Hercules stories always have stereotypical characters: The hero, Hercules, always overcomes a challenge and proves his strength against villains.