Annotated Bibliography For Hercules

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Jen Cavanaugh Ms. Mitchell Hercules Annotated Bibliography 2/23/18 Research Topic: Hercules Thesis: Hercules was a very important figure in Greek culture and one of the most well known heroes of any Greek story. He had a major influence on Greek life and we still can learn from his myths and use them to apply to our own life. Daniels, Maria. “The Life and Times of Hercules .” The Life and Times of Hercules, Perseus Project , www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/bio.html. Accessed 18 February 2018. Hercules grew up and married Megara. They had three children named Therimachus, Deicoon, and Creontiades. Some sources say 3-8 children. Hera was angry that Hercules had a family and was happy. She drove him mad, making him kill Megara and his three children. Once he realized what he did, he went to Apollo (some sources say the Oracle of Delphi) and begged for penance. Apollo told Hercules to do these tasks as a punishment for his wrongs, so that the evil might be cleansed from his spirit. Hercules also had to go to the city of Tiryns, ruled over by Eurystheus. Eurystheus was known to be mean and stubborn. Hercules had to serve him while he performed the 12 labors. “Slay the Nemean Lion. Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis. Capture the Erymanthian Boar. Clean the Augean stables in a single day. Slay the Stymphalian Birds. Capture the Cretan Bull. Steal the Mares of Diomedes. Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Obtain the

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