Who was Hercules?
Hercules, son of Zeus and champion of humankind
Why was he consumed by grief?
The goddess Hera, who hated Hercules for being born of her
husband’s adultery, had stricken him with a temporary curse of madness. And his own family
were the casualties.
What was his path to atonement?
path to atonement lay with his cousin, King Eurystheus of
Tiryns, a favorite of Hera's. Eurystheus hoped to humiliate Hercules with ten impossible tasks that
pitted him against invincible monsters and unfathomable forces
In the unit, you learned about the twelve elements of a hero’s journey. Identify and briefly explain
the twelve elements in the myth of Hercules from the video. If an element isn’t present, explain
your reasoning for why the element isn’t present.
In the video, many of the twelve elements are
present, but some are missing. The ones present are as follows.