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HERCULES

(Alysabel Cristobal & Kristelle Ladera)

WHO IS HERCULES?
 He is the greatest hero of THE TWELVE LABORS OF
Greece. HERCULES
 He considered himself on an 1. To kill the Nemean Lion.
equality with the Gods. 2. To destroy the Lernean Hydra.
 He is a demi-god. 3. To capture the Ceryneian Hind.
 He was born in Thebis. 4. To capture the Erymathian Boar.
 He was held to be the son of 5. To clean the Augean Stables.
Amphitryon, a distinguished 6. To kill the Stymphalian Birds.
general. But in reality, he was the 7. To capture the Cretan Bull.
son of Zeus, who had visited 8. To round up the Mares of
Amphitryon’s wife Alcmena in the Diomedes
shape of her husband when the 9. To steal the Girdle of Hippolyte.
general was away fighting. 10. to herd the Cattle of Geryon.
WHY DID HERCULES HAD 11. To fetch the Apples of Hesperides.
DIFFERENT LABORS? 12. To capture Cerberus.
Hercules was married to Princess CHARATERS:
Megara, which was his reward for
defeating the Minyans. They had  Hercules- a demi god, son
three sons. Hera, on the other of Zeus and champion of
hand, got reminded with the all mankind.
infidelity of her husband Zeus,  Hera- very determined to
and so he drove Hercules to kill Hercules because she
madness. He killed his own was reminded by his
children and Megara too. When husband’s infidelity.
his sanity came back, he found  Zeus- father of Hercules.
himself in a bloodstain hall, the  Alcmena- mother of
dead bodies of his sons and his Hercules.
wife beside him. He had no idea  Amphitryon- foster parent
what had happened, how they of Hercules, taught him
had been killed. He consulted the how to fight.
oracle of Delphi to see how he  Athena- helped Hercules
could purify himself. The oracle several times.
instructed him to complete the 12  King Eurystheus- the one
labors that the King Eurystheus who set the 12 labors.
set before him, and he could be  Iolaus- nephew of
purified and also attain Hercules who helped him
immortality. in defeating the Hydra.