Hercules Project The twelve labors by Mario Dominguez

Labor One: The Nemean Lion


For his first task Hercules was tasked with killing the Nemean Lion a monster that has been attacking people from the countryside. The beast could not be kill with any kind of mortal weapon. Hercules went to battle barehanded against the beast and strangled it. He made a cloak out of it's fur.


Labor Two: The Hydra


Hercules second task was to kill The Hydra a creature with many heads. Hercules went to the swamps of Lerna the home of the Hydra to combat it. Hercules came into with flaming arrows. The Hydra called upon a huge crab that lived in the swamp with him. The crab bit Hercules in the heel almost bringing him to defeat. Hercules called for his nephew Iolaus. Iolaus came to his uncle's aid with a torch to cauterize the wounds so more heads could not sprout more. Hercules cut off the heads one by one as Iolaus went and cauterized the wounds. Hercules cut off the immortal head and buried beneath a rock.


Labor Three: The Cerynitian Hind


His next task was to capture the Ceryneian Hind. A gold horned deer sacred to Artemis. He hunted this animal for a year. As he was talking to Tiryns Artemis demanded that Hercules to release the deer and remain unharmed. Hercules assured the deer's safety and returned it.


Labor Four: The Erymanthian Boar


The fourth labor of Hercules was to catch the Erymanthian Boar, a monstrous animal that ran wild around Mount Erymanthus. After forcing the animal from its lair, Hercules chased it until it became so exhausted that he could catch it easily.


Labor Five: The Augean Stables


For this task Hercules was assigned to clean the Augean Stables in one day. The stable was filled with years of uncleaned waste. Hercules diverted rivers through the stables.


Labor Six: The Stymphalian Birds


His sixth task was to drive away a flock of Stymphalian Birds. They have claws, beaks, and wings made of iron. They were eating people all over the countryside. With the help of Athena they drove the birds out and shot them with his bow and arrow.

Labor Seven: The Cretan Bull


For the seventh task Queen Pasiphae's husband assigned Hercules to get rid of the bull terrorizing the Cretan countryside. The beat belched flames, but that not stop Hercules at all. He overpowered the beast and sent it to the mainland near Athens.


Labor Eight: The Mares of Diomedes


HIs Eighth task he was ordered to capture the Mares, a herd of horses that belongs to King Diomedes. The horses ate human flesh. Hercules killed King Diomedes and fed him to the horses. He then tamed them and brought them to Eurystheus.


Labor Nine: The Girdle of Hippolyte


The ninth labor was to obtain the Girdle of Hippolyte from the amazons . Hippolyte was cooperative with Hercules and agreed to give him the girdle, but Hera started causing problems. The amazons were afraid of Hercules trying to kidnap their queen. Hercules had to Hippolyte and take the girdle.


Labor Ten: The Cattle of Geryon


The Tenth labor was to capture the Cattle of Geryon, a monster with three bodies that lived on the far west of the island Erytheia. Hercules killed Geryon, a herdsman, and a giant guard dog. He then took the cattle and returned with them to Tiryns.


Labor Eleven: Golden Apples of the Hesperides


The eleventh labor required him to bring the Golden Apples of the Hesperides. Hercules seeked help from Atlas the one that holds up the sky. Hercules and Atlas traded places as Atlas retrieved the apples and Hercules held up the sky. Atlas then refuses to take back the sky. Atlas then agreed to take it back for a moment so Hercules could get a pad, Hercules tricked Atlas and took the apples right from him


Labor Twelve: The Capture of Cerberus


For the final labor, Hercules was told to bring Cerberus up from Hades, the kingdom of the dead. The first barrier is the Styx, the most famous river of the underworld. Hercules intimated Charon to take him on the ferryboat. Cerberus tried to lunge at his throat but the pelt stopped it and Hercules choked him into submission and drug him to Tiryns.


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