Greek Mythology 18 Heracles I

Greek Mythology 18 Heracles I - Heracles Think of someone...

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Heracles
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Think of someone you know. Not someone you know particularly well, but someone with whom you’re familiar If you could ask that person to perform any task at all – anything imaginable – what would that task be?
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Heracles Heroic paragon of manly strength and virtue Stunning number of narratives related to this particular character
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Lion Skin
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Bow and Arrows
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Heracles Significantly different from other heroic figures in that he is both hero and god
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Decent from Heracles The Heraclids Several traditions existed into the historical period of political dynasties descended from Heracles Notably Sparta and Macedon Relates to one of the episodes of Heracles’ mythology
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The ‘13th Labor’ H. visits the city of Thespiae Thespius is King and has fifty daughters Thespius asks Heracles to kill a lion that destroying the area around the city Lion of Cithaeron As a reward, Thespius offers all of his daughters to Heracles for one night
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course CLASSICS 122 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Greek Mythology 18 Heracles I - Heracles Think of someone...

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