Theseus was the athenian hero who liberated his city from the tyranny of king minos of crete every year, the city had to send seven men and seven women to crete to be devoured by the monstrous minotaur.
To protect their leader, the women attacked the hero’s fleet then, fearing for his safety, hercules killed hippolyte and ripped the belt from her body the cattle of geryon for his 10th labor, hercules was dispatched nearly to africa to steal the cattle of the three-headed, six-legged monster geryon.
Hercules is the roman name for the greek hero herakles, the most popular figure from ancient greek mythology the life of hercules in myth & legend article as it was in ancient greece when people would sit and listen to the tales of the hero, so it has been ever since and, even in the modern day, comic books, graphic novels, books.
Hercules was particularly esteemed in athens, which is reflected in his frequent depiction on attic black- and red-figure pottery in a multitude of mythological scenes, but his presence on pottery from all over greece is evidence of the wide-ranging popularity of this greek hero par excellence. Contents[show] origin heracles is the greatest of the greek heroes and a son of zeus in rome and the modern west, he is known as hercules he is probably best known for his rivalry with hera and fandom games movies tv hercules first appearance ancient greece created by greek folklore contents public domain super heroes is a. Hercules was a favorite subject for etruscan art, and appears often on bronze mirrors the etruscan form herceler derives from the greek heracles via syncope a mild oath invoking hercules (hercule or mehercle) was a common interjection in classical latin hercules had a number of myths that were distinctly roman.
Hercules went on a number of other adventures throughout greek mythology he was a hero who helped people and fought monsters he continuously had to deal with the goddess hera trying to trick him and get him into trouble.