Review of Ovid 5

Review of Ovid 5 - Book IX *Hercules and Deianira Achelous...

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Book IX *Hercules and Deianira Achelous loved Deianira who was very beautiful and so did Hercules. After each stated his heritage and claim as to why they should have her, they fought over her. Achelous lost three times, as a river-god, a snake, and a bull- Hercules beat him every time he transformed. During the struggle one of Achelous’ horns was torn off. Afterwards, Hercules was taking his bride home but they came across a raging flooded river. Nessus- a centaur offered to give the girl a ride across while Hercules swam. Having agreed, as soon as Hercules crossed the river he noticed Nessus was trying to ride off with his new bride, he shoot him with one of the arrows poisoned with Hydra’s blood and grabbed his wife. But before Nessus died he gave Deianira a cloak with his blood on it; saying that if Hercules was ever unfaithful that she could give him this cloak with the blood on it and he would return to her, actually it was just coated in Hydra’s blood. When she thought Hercules was unfaithful she sent the cloak to him and when he put it
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