Hercules By:TAra Jones

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The Nemean Lion. Hercules to kill the lion but it was hard for anyone to kill the lion because of its skin penetrated by spears or arrows. When Hercules killed the lion he wore the skin as a cloak and the jaw as a helmet. Information from packet

The Hydra. King Eurystheus was afraid and hid in a storage jar. Hercules was to seek out and destroy many-headed Hydras and monstrous things. When Hercules was done he came out with the monster in the lair and brought it out with open flaming arrows. Information from packet


The Cerynitian Hind. Female deer that had golden horns. Artemis was sacred to the goddess of the hunt so Hercules wouldn't wound it. Golden Hind that was also a female deer.http://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Ceryneian_Hind/ceryneian_hind.html

Erymanthian Boar. The Boar was half horse and half man and the heros arrow dropped on the Boars foot. Information from packet

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The Augean Stables. Erymanthian wanted to dig to divide the stable but all Hercules did was diverted two rivers through the stable yard without getting dirty. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/stables.html

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Stymphalian Birds. These Birds feast on human flesh. Men shoot them in the feather just because of their number. Information from packet

Cretan Bull. Crete had been inspired by a vengeful god to fall in love with a bull that the Minotaur was born half man half bull. Information from packet

Mares of Diomedes. The horses dined on the flesh of travelers who made a mistake of hospitality. Hercules soon rounded them up into a herd and took them down to sea. Information from packet

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Hippolyte's Belt. The Amazons a race of women warriors went to the land to get the belt for Eurystheus' daughter. Hercules ran off with the belt and Theseus kidnapped an Amazon princess. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/amazon.html and Packet

The Cattle of Geryon. Hercules journey to the end of the world where he accomplished his tenth labor. Geryon drove the herd back to Greece and ended up taking the wrong turn and passed through Italy.http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/cattle.html


The Apples of the Hesperides.After eight years and one month Hercules thought he was done with the labors but Eurystheus wanted two more so that it can twelve. Eurystheus commanded Hercules to get the apple from Hesperides from Zeus and wanted to give it to Hera as a wedding gift. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/apples.html


The Capture of Cerberus. This was the twelfth and final labor. Hercules ended up kidnapping the Cerberus. Erymanthian was sure that Hercules couldn't do this task because it was impossible. Ancient Greeks believed that after he or she died their spirits went under the world.http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/cerberus.html



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