3Hercules Ἡρακλῆς = Hēra[Hera]+kleos [glory] Son of:Zeus + AlcmeneSignature:lion skin + clubKnow as:StrengthCourageIngenuitysexual prowess with both sexPlay with kidsGreatest Greek hero
4WorshipAs a herowith a chthonic libationAs a godupon an altar
5Controversy: Hero or god!? Odysseus encounters Heracles in Hades:CriticsAncient critics:interrupts the vivid and complete descriptionFriedrich Solmsen:"once people knew of Heracles' admission to Olympus, they would not tolerate his presence in the underworld"And next I caught a glimpse of powerful Heracles— His ghost I mean: the man himself delights in the grand feasts of the deathless gods on high... Around him cries of the dead rang out like cries of birds scattering left and right in horror as on he came like night...
6Timeline Birth and childhood Youth Labours of Hercules The twelve tasksBirth and childhoodYouthLabours of HerculesFurther adventuresOmphaleHylasRescue of PrometheusHeracles’ ConstellationLaomedon of TroyDeathSlay the Nemean Lion.Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis.Capture the Erymanthian Boar.Clean the Augean stables in a single day.Slay the Stymphalian Birds.Capture the Cretan Bull.Steal the Mares of Diomedes.Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon.Steal the apples of the Hesperides (He had the help of Atlas to pick them after Hercules had slain Ladon).Capture and bring back Cerberus.
7Birth and childhood Son of Zeus + Alcmene Breast-feeding by Hera[plot by Athena]Poison snakes
8Youth Kill his music tutor Visit two nymphs pleasure / virtue Married a princess MegaraGot mad by Hera’s curseKilled his own childStart his atonement [12 tasks]
9Slay the Nemean LionInpenetratable skinKilled by his own hand1
10Slay the nine- headed Lernaean Hydra Poison blood2
11Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis. Catch Golden hind for EurystheusYet Apollo and Artemis were unhappySo tricked Eurystheus and released Hind infront of him and blem Eurystheus of acting too slow faild to catch the hind3
12Capture the Erymanthian Boar Fast gigantic boarTrapped it with the trap hidden in the snow4
13Clean the Augean stables in a single day Uncleaned for over 30 years have over cattlesMake holes and draw river to clean it5
14Slay the Stymphalian Birds Man eating birds with copper like featherThe bell give by Athena, frightened all birds fly into the skyAnd shoot them down and the rest never return6
15Capture the Cretan Bull Cretan king deceived PoseidonMad white cow can blow fire and make lots of disaster7
16Steal the Mares of Diomedes Man eating horsePodagros「迅疾」Lampon「閃耀」Xanthos「金黃」Deinos「恐怖」Roger Lancelyn Green : claimed the horses were used in Trojan War8
17To fetch Hippolyta's girdle of gold Queen of amazons9
18Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon Giant had three bodies that were connected by one waist10
19To fetch the golden apples of the Hesperides Prometheus told Hercules his predicament,Hercules saved Prometheus.In turn, Prometheus told Hercules that Atlas, has the appleTricked Atlas get the apple.11
20To bring Cerberus from Tartarus. Tartarus= hellCerberus = 3head dog + snake as tailCerberus guard the hells gate.Poison saliva12
21Further adventuresKing Eurytus of Oechalia break the promise and got killedMake Iole his wifeTaked Iphitus as best friend yet been killed due to Hera cursed again
22Omphale Due to Iphitus’s death Hercules served the Omphale for three years as a slave and loverHercules start to like woman’s clothes
23Hylas Fall in love with the prince Hylas And save many heroin's Yet Hylas was kidnapped and Hercules heart torn apart and sent lots of time find him
24Rescue of Prometheus Saved while in the task fetch the golden apples of the Hesperides
25Laomedon of Troy Before Trojan war: Helping the Troy killed a sea monsterYet the king lied to himAt the Trojan war:Hercules killed all his sons and robbed Troy
26Death Deianderia: Hercules wife Nessus try to abduct Deianeria and get killed by HerculesNessus tricked Deianeria that his poison blood actually can restore a man’s loveMany years later rumor + Nessus blood killed Hurcules by a poison cloth.