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Heracles / Hercules

The greatest of the Greek heroes, renowned for his great strength and especially for performing twelve labours.


Son of the god Zeus and the mortal Alcmene, he was the greatest of the Greek heroes with an incredible strength. He went mad through the influence of Hera, the woman of his father, and killed his first family. For his redemption, Hercules was tasked with the twelve labours by the king of Tiryns, Eurystheus. Among these labours were slaying the invulnerable lion as well as the multi-headed hydra and retrieving Cerberus, guard of the underworld. Upon completion of the twelve super-human labours, Hercules was without doubt the greatest hero Greece had ever known. For this reason, he was placed in the Olympus.