I said before, Disney’s Hercules has many things different from the myth Heracles. In Disney’s Hercules his parents are Hera and Zeus making Hercules a full blooded god. In the Myth Heracles was the son of Zeus and a mortal women, making Heracles a demigod. In Disney’s Hercules; Hercules is a shy boy, who destroys things accidentally. In the myth Heracles, often lost control of his temper and killed innocent people, he was also extremely confident.
What kind of heroic archetype is Hercules? Hercules, the son of Zeus, is a different heroic archetype for both the myth and the Disney movie. I think in the myth, Hercules is a creator, but in the Disney movie he is a seeker. In the myth, Hercules is a creator. Hercules had to complete ten labors for the gods to forgive him and accept him for his sins.
This myth has two main characters that are man and woman who are married. The story begins by telling how three immortals were created. One of the immortals, Gaea who is Mother Earth had given birth to her husband Uranus who is Father Sky. Gaea became upset with her husband when he sent some of children down to another world and wanted to seek revenge on him. When Uranus was defeated Cronus (one Uranus's son) had taken Uranus's place as the sky god, and Gaea had told Cronus one of his children would fill a prophecy and overtake him (Rosenberg, 2006, "Chapter 2: The Creation of the Titans and the Gods").
Or, the changes they made in the basic story of Hercules, making Zeus and Hera a happy couple, with one adorable baby, quite unlike the hundreds of babies that Zeus has and the angry Hera we know, making Amphitrion and Alkmene finding him and adopting him instead of Zeus fathering him by sleeping with Alkmene, or Hades being the one sending the snakes instead of hera to kill baby Hercules. There are many changes in the actual story of Hercules, probably for making it more children friendly. Also, there are scenes worth mentioning such as, Hercules facing the evil river guardian and not being sure to call him sir and actually checking whether he was male, or
When Zeus was older he freed his brothers and sisters. Together they overthrew Cronus, and became Zeus became the “King of god’s”. Both The Lightning Thief and “The Myth of Cronus” have the same theme Fate and Prophecy. In “The Myth of Cronus”, one of the themes is Fate and Prophecy. For example, “His father had predicted that this would happen.
A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch. I had gazed on him while unfinished he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as even Dante could not have conceived" (35). Victor has harsh words for his very creation. It can be said that Victor did not even give his creation a chance to share his inward
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.
In the myth the trainer of hero’s is Chiron, he is a centaur (half man half horse). In the film, Hercules trainer is Philoctetes (a satyr). In the myth Heracles had two wives, his first wife Meg and his two daughters were killed because he was driven mad by Hera. His second wife Deianira, was tricked by a foe of Heracles and ends up killing Heracles. In the film Hercules only completed seven labors.
Julius Caesar, ally to those around him and foe to those who opposed him. A man who could strike fear in the hearts of those who dared go against him. Where most saw him as a great leader, there were also those who saw him as what he truly was. An arrogant, ambitious man who would have destroyed the city of Rome. His general lack of muscle and good health could stand as one tragic flaw.
So, some of you may already know my dad, Zeus, who created me. I had quite an interesting birth. (1)So basically a goddess named Metis married my dad and she got pregnant with me. (1)An oracle of Gaea prophesied that I would overthrow my dad, similar to what happened to his father and grandfather. (1)So my dad swallowed Metis, but then one day he had a headache.