Unformatted text preview: -- The twelve labor was to bring back Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld. • Herakles slew all of Laomedon’s sons, except Podarces, who saved his own life by giving Herakles a golden veil Hesione had made. • Although Herakles was not smart, he used his wits to wrestle the giant Antaeus and tricking Atlas into tricking the sky back into his shoulders. • Herakles shot and killed the eagle that attacked Prometheus’ liver. • Cercopes, mischievous wood spirits, stole Herakles’ weapons. • Herakles and Deianeira had a son, Hyllus. He had to fight the river god, Achelous, for Deianeira. After they wed, they had to cross a river and a centaur Nessus offered to help but attempted to rape Deianeira. Herakles shot him with a poisoned arrow....
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- Fall '08
- Herakles, Labours of Hercules, Deianeira