Labours of Heracles

Labours Of Heracles

The twelve labours of Hercules or dodekathlon (Greek: δωδέκαθλον, dodekathlon) are a series of episodes concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, whose name was later romanised as Hercules. They were later connected by a continuous narrative. The establishment of a fixed cycle of twelve labours was attributed by the Greeks to an epic poem, now lost, written by Peisander, dated about 600 BC.

Read more about Labours Of Heracles:  Context, The Labours, First Labour: Nemean Lion, Second Labour: Lernaen Hydra, Third Labour: Ceryneian Hind, Fourth Labour: Erymanthian Boar, Fifth Labour: Augean Stables, Sixth Labour: Stymphalian Birds, Seventh Labour: Cretan Bull, Eighth Labour: Mares of Diomedes, Ninth Labour: Belt of Hippolyta, Tenth Labour: Cattle of Geryon, Eleventh Labour: Apples of The Hesperides, Twelfth Labour: Cerberus

Other articles related to "labours of heracles, heracles, labour, labours":

Greek Mythology - Labours of Heracles
... Driven mad by Hera, Heracles slew his own children ... To expiate the crime, Heracles was required to carry out ten labors set by his archenemy, Eurystheus, who had become king in Heracles' place ... Heracles accomplished these tasks, but Eurystheus did not accept the cleansing of the Augean stables because Heracles was going to accept pay for the labor ...
Labours Of Heracles - Twelfth Labour: Cerberus
... alive, without using weapons, was the final labour assigned to Hercules by Eurystheus, in recompense for the killing of his own children by Megara ... After completing the labours Heracles joined the Argonauts in the search for the Golden Fleece ...

Famous quotes containing the word labours:

    Every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the publick interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it.... He intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
    Adam Smith (1723–1790)