Sphinx had bizarre features and was a very composite creature, with the body of a lion attached to woman’s head, a serpent’s tail and she had wings as well. It is believed that when Sphinx arrived at the city of ancient Thebes, it spread devastation and bad luck to all the inhabitants. One of the well known facts about Sphinx, so legend had it, was that it would ask a riddle from the people going out of Thebes and if the people couldn’t answer that riddle correctly, they were cursed to die by this monster. The Romans call the Sphinx with a different name which is known as “Sfinge”. 3.)
Ivette Padilla Mr. Recinto English 1-2 2B November 18, 2015 "Hercules, My Epic Hero" Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and all have different backgrounds and characteristics that make them heroes. Epics, most importantly, ancient epics are all based around heroes and their journeys. The most well-known and one of the most important ones is, Hercules. Hercules was featured in both Roman and Greek mythology because he was an important aid to both nationalities ' history he was known as Herakles in Greek mythology and Hercules in Roman mythology. He was the son of Zeus, the god of the sky and the ruler of the Olympian Gods, and Alcmene.
In the textbook, on page 359, states, “Perseus sprang once more into the air unveiling the dreadful head of dead Medusa to the monster, which reared its dripping jaws high into the air. The mighty tail stiffened all of a sudden, the boiling of the water ceased, and only the gentle waves of a receding ocean lapped around a long, gray ridge of stone.” Perseus then marries Andromeda, and becomes the new king of Argos. Evidence in the text on page 359 proves this. “Then Perseus freed Andromeda and restored her to her father and beautiful mother. Thereafter, with their consent, he married her amid the scenes of tremendous rejoicing, and with his bride set sail at last for the kingdom of Polydectes…….Thus the prophecy of Apollo was fulfilled at last; Acrisios was killed by his grandson.
The eagle was eating parts of Prometheus, but it was not possible to kill him. This was his punishment by Greek god Zeus, ruler of the Greek gods, for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humans. Hercules freed the Titan from his chains and the Titan Prometheus then made predictions regarding further deeds of Hercules. On his way back to Mycenae, having obtained the Cattle of Geryon as his tenth labour, Hercules crossed over to Liguria in North-Western Italy. He then met the two giants, Albion and Bergion or Dercynus, sons of Poseidon.
“I will go before you; you can call out to me, “Go on, be not afraid!” If I fall on the way, I’ll establish my name: “Gilgamesh, who joined battle with fierce Humbaba” they’ll say.” (70. 181-184). Gilgamesh’s killing of Humbaba had its circumstances, for instance, the quest of pride and fame resulted in Enkidu’s death. However, Gilgamesh does not learn his lesson and kept on using the situation to brag. In an encounter with the tavern-keeper, he told him: "I am Gilgamesh, who killed the guardian, who seized and killed the Bull that came down from heaven, who felled Humbaba who dwelt in the forest of cedars, who killed lions at the mountain passes" (96.
Soon after Grendel’s death, the warriors encounter his mother. Beowulf tracks her to her underwater cave and kills her with a magic sword. Story of Beowulf ends with the hero being martyred in a battle with an evil dragon. Macbeth takes place during 1040. Macbeth Is about a Thane who becomes a king by killing different people all because he heard a prophecy from three witches.
Ulysses faces many trials that took superhuman strength to accomplish. He faced Polyphemus, the one-eyed beast (cyclops), ciconians, Circe, an evil sorceress, The Lotus-Eaters, people that eat enchanted lotuses and sleep. Some other trials include facing The Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Giants on Cannibal Beach, the suitors and his own crew members. The crew have done lots of things such as eat the Cattle of The Sun and opening the bag of winds. Both of theses made the journey longer and costed some people their lives.
Grendel’s mother arrived at the Mead hall attacking everyone and kidnaps one of Hrothgars very best friends; she takes him to her lair and kills him. Things were very different in the movie; instead of taking Hrothgars friend she killed everyone on the Mead Hall except for Beowulf. Beowulf then goes looking for Grendel’s mother; he enters her lair with a horn, hearing a voice talking to him and sees Grendel’s body on the table. Grendel’s mother appears looking beautiful to Beowulf. Out of anger she slices her sons head off and seduces Beowulf, she tells him to give her a son since he killed her only son.
And during the journey, he begins to become an epic hero. Odysseus fits the description of an epic hero because he had cleverness, exceptional knowledge, and supernatural conflict. The first reason why Odysseus fits the description of an epic hero is because he had cleverness. The first time Odysseus shows that he had cleverness was in the cyclops, Polyphemus adventure.
According to, “GreekMythology.com”, he was seen has a brutal and violent man. When taking on his 12 labors, one labor was to kill a lion. After winning the battle, Hercules got the skin of the lion and turned it into his customary garment. The head was still attached to the rest of the lion’s body. Hercules would use the head as a helmet.
Long story short, Hercules blocks off an entrance, rushes into the cave, hits the Nemean Lion over the head with his club hard enough to stun it, then proceeds to choke it to death with his bare hands.In order to prove his victory, Hercules is supposed to bring the pelt of the Nemean Lion back to King
Cerberus parents were the monster Echinda who was half woman half serpent, and Typhon was a fire breathing giant, covered with dragons and serpents. Among the children of these monsters were Orthus, known as the hydra of Lerna, and Chimaera. Ortha was a two- headed hound that guarded Geryon. Chimaera had three heads breathed fire, part lion, part snake, and part goat. Hesiod was the first to give Cerberus his name and orgin calling him son of Typhon
Next, they arrive at Thrinacia. The next morning a huge storm approaches and continues for a month. Odysseus and his men run out of food, so they give in and eat one of the cows of the sun. Helios then asks Zeus for revenge and when the storm clears, Odysseus ship gets hit by a lighting boat. Everybody dies except Odysseus.
Argus a monster in Greek this monster was a giant that was a hundred-eyed. Argus served as Heras servant and listened to all his commands. Hera had commanded the monster to guard lo. Zeus had known the nymph lo and knew lo was being guarded. Zeus ordered Hermes to go and kill the hundred-eyed monster named Argus and save lo.