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Herakles – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T11:38:41+00:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Herakles as a baby, on a red-figure vase from Athens (400s BC) You might think you already know all about Hercules (the Greeks called him Herakles) from watching the Disney movie, but if you read this you'll see that the Greeks told this story very differently! According to the Greeks, Herakles was the son [...]

Herakles and Cerberos – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T10:07:40+00:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

King Eurysthenes hides in a jar, while Hercules threatens him with his dog Cerberus For the last and toughest of his twelve labors, Herakles had to get the three-headed dog Cerberos from the underworld - the land of the dead. King Eurystheus was sure Herakles wouldn't be able to do this one. Nobody comes back from the land [...]