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    titan for a shelter over night, telling him that he was a son of Zeus. The titan replied by stating that he was a liar which angered the hero and Perseus then in revenge turned Atlas into stone by showing him the head of Medusa and released him from his burden. From that point on he was known as Mount Atlas. Now, this contradicts the story of Atlas meeting Heracles becuase Perseus lived in the times before Heracles and therefore Heracles could not meet Atlas and ask him for help, if he was already turned into a mountain. In Greek art, Atlas is, from the 6th century BCE, often featured in depictions of the labours of Hercules, most notably in a metope from the temple of Zeus at Olympia (c. 460 BCE) where he stands in the gardens of the Hesperides. Similar scenes were also popular on Greek pottery decoration, particularly with his brother Prometheus. In Hellenistic and Roman times Atlas is frequently represented in his now familiar position with bent knees and back, straining to hold the globe on his shoulders. Perhaps the most outstanding example of this pose is the 2nd century CE sculpture now in the Archaeological Museum of…

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    away Zoe asked him, “What are you doing here? Do you want my father to catch you? I can tell you are a demigod. He does not like demigods, and he will kill you if Ladon does not first.” The man laughed softly. “I am Hercules! I have bested a thousand beasts. Surely a dragon would not be harder than a Chimera, or a Hydra?” Zoe shook her head. “You are foolish. I sense you mean to take an apple. My sisters will not allow that to happen.” Hercules frowned. “Do you have any weapons? I had to leave…

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    Draco is a constellation that is seen in the Northern Skies. He was first documented by a Greek astronomer by the name of Ptolemy in the second century. In Latin Draco means Dragon and the constellation is a presentation of the dragon Ladon that is the guardian of a garden with the help of the Hesperides in Greek Mythology (http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/draco-constellation/). The constellation is also said to flip as the year goes on. During the summer seasons it will…

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    1. The Labors of Heracles that can be seen as ‘conquests of death’ are: First would be the Labor of the Cattle of Geryon. In this quest Heracles had to face terribly awful odds in order to complete the task. He had to go to the western edge of the earth and even required the aid of Helius’ golden cup to sail the waters in and had to face the Geryon, his herdsman and Orthus. It was unlikely, or even impossible that he completed the quest and the fact that he did makes it a conquest of death.…

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    Herodotus shows himself as a dedicated and meticulous historian throughout this entire book. His respect to detail is what sets this aspect of himself apart from that of the political theorist, anthropologist, or spinner of tales. He provides such in-depth characteristics and features of these recounts of history that it seems as if he was standing there taking notes as it transpired. This attention to detail is thoroughly described in the recounting of Croesus’ gathering of gifts to give to the…

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    the “Draco” constellation because I really like dragons and I searched the history and I liked it. Its name means “dragon” in Latin, this constellation represents the dragon from the gardens of the Hesperides in Greek mythology. Draco was catalogued by a Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century, it is a circumpolar constellation; it never sets below the horizon. This is the larger largest constellation in the night sky; it has nine stars and one Messier object. MYTHS: In the Greek myth…

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    but someone who knows his weaknesses and is able to ask for help. He asked Hermes and Athena for help as he knew he had a difficult challenge ahead of him. Hermes gave him his winged sandals and a sword that cannot be broken by the Gorgon's scales. Athena gave him a bronze shield which allowed him to look at Medusa without being turned to stone, along with the shield she gave him information along the way to help him complete his task. . He used the information given to him by Athena to…

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    Hippolyte agrees to give him the girdle, but then Hera causes trouble by making the Amazons think that Hercules was planning to kidnap their queen.Hercules is forced to kill Hippolyte to take the girdle. Hercules for his tenth task had to capture the Cattle of Geryon, a monster with three bodies. After a difficult journey, Hercules kills Geryon, a herdsman, and an enormous guard dog and then takes the cattle and returns with them to Tiryns. His eleventh task involved bringing back the golden…

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    and more interesting. Atlas, the titan whom carried the burdens of the entire world including both the heavens and earth on his bare shoulders. He was one of the few kings of titans who led all the rest of the titans into titanomachy, which was the war between titans and greek gods. Not only did Atlas do all this but he was also a father of many children, mostly being daughters with the exception of few sons. He played a huge role in greek mythology and the information and stories he took part…

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    Dailyn Grijalva Mr. A. Recinto English 1-2 2B 18 November 2015 An Epic Hero Hercules is an epic hero. Why was he epic? Hercules was a courageous hero of supernatural strength and he was known as the most powerful human being that has ever lived. He was the most famous of all the Greek mythological heroes. This essay contains many reasons why Hercules is such a legend. Hercules was known for his strength, courage, and his adventuresome personality. In the fist place, Hercules is…

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