Classical Mythology

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Friday November 9, 2007 The Twelve Labors of Herakles are: -- The first labor was to kill the Nemean Lion, a lion with an impenetrable hide. -- The second labor was to kill the Lernaean Hydra, a serpent with nine heads and poisonous breath. -- The third labor was to capture a deer with golden horns at Mount Ceryneia. -- The fourth labor was to capture the wild boar of Erymanthus. -- The fifth labor was to clean the Augean stables in one day. -- The sixth labor was to drive away birds plaguing people of Stymphalus. -- The seventh labor was to capture a mad Cretan Bull. -- The eighth labor was to capture the man-eating mares of Diomedes. -- The ninth labor was to get the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. -- The tenth labor was to steal the cattle of Geryon. -- The eleventh labor was to get the Golden Apples of Hesperides.
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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 Laomedons 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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