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    Hercules was the strongest man in all of Greece. He was so strong that one day he killed his wife and children in an angry rage. Hercules realized what he had done and asked the gods how he can pay for this terrible sin. The gods responded by telling Hercules to perform ten difficult tasks under the command of King Eurystheus. Hercules ends up performing twelve because he “failed” two tasks. These tasks seemed nearly impossible, but they were not match for Hercules. There were three that Hercules had a tough time with. The three hardest labours that Hercules had to endure were cleaning the Augean Stables, slaying the mighty Lernaean Hydra, and capturing the guardian of the Underworld, Cerberus. The third hardest labour that Hercules had to…

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    Perseus kindly asked the 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…

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    Who Is Hercules A Hero

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    Hercules is the Roman name for the greatest hero in Greek mythology. As most other heroes, he had a god as one of his parents, which makes him a powerful demigod. Because of this fact, his powers and strength allow him to do amazing things that fascinate us. He completed 12 hazardous labors placing him in harm's way. Through his perseverance Hercules displayed periods of both adherence and devotion. Hercules has become one of the most beloved characters of all time, and is still seen today as…

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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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    meaning it never sets below the horizon for many observers in the north. Hercules defeated Ladon on a quest to retrieve a golden apple from the tree Ladon guarded in the garden of the Hesperiedes. This quest was one of Hercules’s ten labors (which later became twelve). In some accounts, Ladon is the brother of the Nemean Lion, which Hercules also defeated. Some accounts…

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    Cancers constellation is made through a story of fighting. Cancer which is represented as a giant crab in the myth was sent to attack Hercules during his second out of twelve labors. He was sent because hercules killed his family. Hera sent the giant crab to fight him back but he died when hercules took club to the crab. This myth does sound very harsh but that was how the constellation came to be. Even though most people believe the myth of how Hera sent the giant crab to attack Hercules as…

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    Cobras are awful reptiles, who can live in gardens. Indian cobras can become massive creatures, they can eat some of the little animals that help a garden grow. In the print version of a book and a movie, they can differ or be the same. Both of them can be very accurate in telling the story plot. These versions can be quite enjoyable and exciting. However, sometimes the plots of the stories don’t differ that much. In the printed version of Rikki-tikki-tavi the plot takes place in the summer in…

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    This piece is titled Vishnu as Varaha, The Cosmic Boar. It tells the story of the the Hindu god, Vishnu and how he took the form of a boar to rescue the world from a demon who imprisoned the earth beneath the cosmic ocean. This piece depicts Vishnu as having an entirely human body with a boar’s head, not unlike the shape of a minotaur. Though the color and texture of this sculpture would have me to believe it has nothing to do with an ocean. This piece is entirely a sand like color and has a…

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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 name of Zeus. Zeus had a son named, Hercules. Hercules wasn’t just a normal person. He came from a family of gods. Hercules had a rough life growing up. Hercules’s mother wasn’t Zeus’s wife, Hera. Hercules’s mother was actually Zeus’s mistress. Hera knew what Zeus had done and was furious. She was so mad furious that when Hercules was a baby; she put two snakes in his crib to kill him. Surprisingly when others found out what had happened, they ran to Hercules’s crib to find out that the…

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