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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 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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