Driven mad by Hera, Hercules slew his own six sons. After recovering his sanity, Hercules deeply regretted his actions; he was purified by King Thespius, then traveled to Delphi to inquire how he could atone for his actions. There the oracle Pythoness advised him to reside at Tyrins and serve King Eurystheus for twelve years, performing whatever labour might beset him; in return, he would be rewarded with immortality. Hercules despaired at this, loathing to serve a man whom he knew to be far inferior to himself, yet afraid to oppose his father Zeus. Eventually he placed himself at Eurystheus's disposal.
Eurystheus ordered Hercules to perform ten labours. Hercules accomplished these tasks, but Eurystheus refused to recognize two: the cleansing of the Augeas, because Hercules was going to accept pay for the labour; and the killing of the Lernaean Hydra, as Hercules' nephew and charioteer Iolaus had helped him. Eurystheus set two more tasks (fetching the Golden Apples of Hesperides and capturing Cerberus), which Hercules performed successfully, bringing the total number of tasks to twelve.
Read more about this topic: Labours Of Hercules
Other articles related to "contexts, context":
... Cultural contexts The most important consideration when designing a sampling strategy for a cultural context is to fit the sampling design to the research objectives ... Natural contexts Sampling a natural context, typically for the purpose of environmental reconstruction, should be done in a context that is free of disturbances ... Bottom deposits of lakes are usually a good context for phytolith samples, because wind often will carry phytoliths from the topsoil and deposit them on water, where ...
... Context (computing), the virtual environment required to suspend a running software program Context awareness, a complementary to location awareness Context menu, a menu in a graphical user interface ...
... There are however many albums specifically designed for personal listening ... The mix CD is a particularly popular form of release, with a big name DJ/producer mixing live, or on a computer, a variety of tracks for personal listening ...
... Context almost always plays a part in communication as do other factors such as the author's intentions, the relationship between the sender and receiver and so forth ... conveying as much information as is needed in any given context, so that the audience can recover their intended meaning from what was said/written as well as from the context and ... In this conceptual model, the author takes into account the context of the communication and the mutual cognitive environment between the author and the audience ...
... arguing that all knowledge is situated in activity bound to social, cultural and physical contexts ... In essence, cognition cannot be separated from the context ... Instead knowing exists, in situ, inseparable from context, activity, people, culture, and language ...
Famous quotes containing the word context:
“Parents are led to believe that they must be consistent, that is, always respond to the same issue the same way. Consistency is good up to a point but your child also needs to understand context and subtlety . . . much of adult life is governed by context: what is appropriate in one setting is not appropriate in another; the way something is said may be more important than what is said. . . .”
—Stanley I. Greenspan (20th century)
“The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)
“The hippie is the scion of surplus value. The dropout can only claim sanctity in a society which offers something to be dropped out ofcareer, ambition, conspicuous consumption. The effects of hippie sanctimony can only be felt in the context of others who plunder his lifestyle for what they find good or profitable, a process known as rip-off by the hippie, who will not see how savagely he has pillaged intricate and demanding civilizations for his own parodic lifestyle.”
—Germaine Greer (b. 1939)