Heracles - Heracles Thursday Electryon want to revenge the death of his sons o All but one motif o Kills uncle Heracles often shown has a bow man o

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Heracles – Thursday March 13, 2008 Electryon want to revenge the death of his sons o All but one motif o Kills uncle Heracles often shown has a bow man o Bow and arrow in hand o Seen as “old” to Greeks o Super human able to do everything but does not have control of his self prone to excess prone to madness, drinks too much etc. . irrational behavior ½ mortal made it to Olympus therefore hope for others (what roman emperors thought) PICTURES: Lion skin, maybe around his neck Sometimes shield Naughty club over soldiers Sometimes shown as bearded aristocrate Appeals to aristocrats and lower class Birth: o Alcmena – mother, zeus has his eyes on her, and takes the form of amphitryon She receives seed from two men in one night – her husband and zeus o Amphitryon – takes on role of electryon, wants to avenge the deaths of his son o Iphicles Heracles’ twin Friends, get along Explanation of twins: two fathers – amphitryon and zeus
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course CLASSICS 370 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '07 term at Wisconsin.

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Heracles - Heracles Thursday Electryon want to revenge the death of his sons o All but one motif o Kills uncle Heracles often shown has a bow man o

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