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How did Heracles Die?

The story of Hercules’ life and exploits are well known even amongst modern audiences however the story of his untimely demise is equally captivating despite its relative obscurity. Hera’s jealousy may have plagued Hercules’ life but it would be the jealousy of a mortal woman that would be his undoing. …

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Is Hercules Good or Evil?

If we lived in a world where the Greek myths were true, then Disney’s Hercules would be seen as one of the greatest PR campaigns the world has ever seen. It took this ill-tempered and often brutish man and made him the hero of the story rather than the violent …

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Hercules vs Hades: What is the Difference?

There is only one person who has entered Hades twice, each time rescued a soul, and succeeded. It’s not just that he succeeded, it’s that he never experienced the wrath of Hades. Sisyphus had escaped once and that landed him with a massive rock to roll up a hill for …

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Hercules Enemies

31 Enemies and Rivals of Hercules: Who Are They?

Hercules, or in Greek, Heracles, was a great hero renown for his feats of strength and adventure. He was the son of Zeus and the human Alcmene, whose husband, Amphitryon, raised Hercules as his own. The baby was originally named Alcides after his foster father’s father, but his name was …

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Hercules and Perseus

Hercules and Perseus: What is the Difference?

Hercules and Perseus were both half-brothers through their father Zeus and great-grandson and great-grandfather through Hercules’s mother Alcmene! They’re also two of the most famous Greek heroes in Ancient mythology. But how did these heroes compare? These sons of Zeus had plenty in common, but they also had a lot …

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Zeus and Hercules

Zeus and Hercules: What is the Difference?

Zeus and Hercules are two of the most famous figures from Greek myth, due in no small part to their role in the Disney film Hercules. But how did this father and son compare? As a demigod, Hercules shared many attributes – especially his strength and power – with his …

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Why Did Hera Hate Hercules

Why Did Hera Hate Hercules?

Hercules is most known for his expeditions and unimaginable strength. But this strength would be what led him to a terrible fate orchestrated by Hera. Hera was famous for her envy of Zeus’ mistress and hatred towards the children they would bore. Why Did Hera Hate Hercules? ​Hercules was the …

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Hercules vs Achilles

Hercules vs Achilles: What is the difference?

There are many great heroes in Greek mythology, but few could compare to greatness of either Hercules or Achilles. In their time they were believed to be the mightiest of all warriors. But, how exactly do these two heroes match up. What is the difference between Hercules and Achilles? Hercules …

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