Hercules He is one of the greatest gods in history. Everyone envies him while they scream his name. “Hercules!! Hercules!! Hercules!!” He is the humblest, caring and nice God there is, or so you think. There is more to him than what meets the eye. There are many sources where you can get your observation of Hercules from including Edith Hamilton 's book Mythology, the History Channel 's 2009 "Hercules" from the series Clash of the Gods, the 2014 movie Hercules directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and the 1997 animated movie Hercules. The Edith Hamilton 's book Mythology is the original story of Hercules. In this version Edith Hamilton tells the story of Hercules. It states when Zeus tricked Alcmena as he …show more content…
In this version there are a lot of the same aspects that are in the Edith Hamilton version. In the History Channel 's 2009 "Hercules" Zeus had still tricked Hercules mother into thinking that he was her husband and impregnated her with Hercules. Since Zeus had a such great lust for another woman Hera took it out on Hercules for his whole life. As a toddler Hera sent two venomous snakes into his cradle to kill him, but instead he killed both of the snakes. That is when Hera knew that it was going to be hard to break him. Hercules grew up and married a princess and instead of having 3 sons like in the original story he only had 2. Hera didn’t want him to be happy in life. They said that to be a hero in Greece that they would have to suffer. That is when she made him murder his whole family with his bare hands. Since Hercules was in such great grief he decided to go to the temple of Delphi and he would be able to talk to the gods from there. In this version they said in the History Channel 's 2009 "Hercules" they believe that they know where the temple of Delphi and it has toxic gas where it would make the person high and act just like the documented activities. The gods stoke through a girl and said that he needs to go to his cousin Eurithedus and he made him do the 12 labors the same as the History Channel 's 2009 "Hercules". Once he finally …show more content…
The most different version would definitely have to be the 1997 animated movie Hercules. Instead of Zeus tricking Hercules mother his worst enemy Hera is actually his mother and she does not hate him. Hades is actually hates Hercules and wants to get rid of him because he believes that he will ruin his big plan. Hades big plan is to overpower Zeus and to become the god of Olympus instead of the underworld. At first no one liked Hercules, they thought that he was a mess and only runt everything. They practically shunned him from the city. Once he trained and became really strong he kept saving the city from monster Hades sent to destroy him. Hades was running out of options so he uses Meg as a lure and trapped him into giving him all of his power. In the deal that Hades made to Hercules he promises that Meg would not get hurt. During Hercules attempt to save the city as a mortal Meg got crushed by a pole and Hades curse was broke. Hercules went up to Olympus and defeated Hades. As an award Zeus granted Hercules as a god. Hercules was flattered at the offer of him becoming a god but he wanted to stay a mortal to be with his true
Disregarding his strength, Hercules is not very smart and lacks wisdom, but he will help out a friend at any time. Hercules is an epic hero because of his strength, bravery, and his selflessness. Hercules; was the strongest of all mortals, he was even stronger than some immortals. The thing with Hercules is that he will use his strength for things he does not need at times. When he is mad because of the heat, the pulls out his bow and threatens
Also there is a Disney film Hercules which tells the story of Hercules. The movie shows all his achievements and how he came to be. Chapter 9: It’s More Than Just Rain or
Hercules is in the way of the great evil plan Hades has made. This fits in with the Christian belief of the ruler of the underworld being evil. The western world paint Hades as the ultimate evil of the movie, and they do not question this. The makers of the movie felt like we needed a villain, and they chose Hades. He fit in the box they put all the villains in, so they chose
In the movie after Megera betrayed Hades, he made the choice to make a deal with Hercules so he wouldn’t have powers for a full day. Only way Hercules agreed was that Meg would be safe; indeed she was until she saved Hercules’ life from a column falling on him getting her crushed. After the death of Meg, Hercules made a trip to the underworld to retrieve Megera’ soul. This task would kill a mortal but could prove him as a hero. After saving Megera’ soul and placing it back in her body Megara was alive again.
In the departure phase of a hero’s journey, as outlined by Joseph Campbell, a hero will question the world he or she lives in because he or she is different. Almost in most journeys of a hero there will be some sort of a call of adventure, or a reason from leaving, which a hero will sometimes deny, and sometimes accept. In Hercules case he is different from the ordinary world. Hercules is extraordinary strong. He gets called a freak and doesn’t
The movie is about a single mission completed by Hercules rather than a whole life story even though it includes background and a meaningful lesson. Perhaps the greatest difference between the Hollywood remake and the actual book is the murder of Hercules’ wife Megara and their kids. Since movies take a lot of dedication and money the screenwriters had to take the original and make it as interesting as they could. Because of this the movie’s version of their death is due to three savage wolves made to resemble the mythological character, Cerberus, Hades guard dog of the underworld while Hercules’ was drugged. In both pieces Hercules is unaware of his actions but, for different reasons.
Have you ever found a movie that was similar to Gilgamesh? Well i have and the movie is Hercules the disney version. Gilgamesh and Hercules are very similar because of their personalities, goals, and actions. There personality was similar because they were both confident they both were brave and feared nothing because they were part god
He is welcomed with open arms by his father and mother to stay and be with the Gods but denies to stay on Earth with Meg, the woman he loves. Hercules is a true hero and now must return home back to the ordinary world of Thebes, a changed man. The journey he faced not only changed him but gained him so much knowledge, faced Hades terrible dangers and even death on more than one occasion. Hercules looks forward to living his new life with Meg as a mortal man. He has a new hope and understanding of who he is as a person.
He was seen as a king and was the most powerful immortal yet he can not change other peoples fate. ("The Gods of Olympus". Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 294-307) Zeus would sit in Mount Olympus and look down at all of the humans. Everyone except his enemies had great respect for Zeus. Many people knew not to go against Zeus because anyone who did would suffer great consequences.
Mythology is a collection of myths and stories belonging to a particular belief system or cultural tradition. Even though there are a variety of different myths taught around the world, Greek mythologies are more famously known for their fruitful stories and complex relationships. Greek mythologies mostly concern their gods and heroes such as; Hercules, Achilles, Theseus, and Perseus. Of the many Greek heroes, Jason is the most heroic due to the fact that although he is abandoned at a very young age, he is still able to survive, also he proves to Hera the goddess who hated heroes that he is worthy to be favoured by her, and he completes the impossible quest of the Golden Fleece. Jason is born in a very superior family, having a father who is the lawful king of Iolcus.
Hercules’ name was actually Heracles named after Zeus’ wife Hera. He had a mortal mother and an immortal father, which meant half-blood. Hercules was very clumsy and had great strength, which caused him to accidently destroy things even though he meant well in everything he did. Heracles lost control of his temper,
He got known to the whole world when he was able to complete King Eurytheus’s twelve of the dangerous and toughest challenges in the Greek mythological history. Because of the tales of Hercules many scholars came to Greece from around the globe which brought more and more people and fame to Greece. Nonetheless, it
Though he may be ridiculously unintelligent and emotionally unstable, he had a burning passion for justice and making things right. No matter how many people he had accidently killed, he always made it right by doing more and more good deeds. He was constantly working to become the best man he could. Though he couldn’t think properly, he was a man of his word. Hercules and Theseus both did great deeds, but Hercules just achieved more because of his strength.
The hero has extraordinary strength, being the strongest man on earth he is sometimes he is unaware of the power he posses, Hercules is invulnerable. Although worshiped as a God, he was properly a hero. In his early years, Hercules defeated Thebes from the armies of a neighboring city. Since he was young
Hercules knew he wasn’t a regular child. Hercules then had one quest which was to be back on Mt.Olympus with his real family. Hercules has a fear for his true love with Meg to not be true. Meg was working for Hades and ended falling in love with Hercules. Hades wanted Meg to destroy Hercules even though she had true feelings for him.