How Did The Greek Hero Hercules And The Golden Fleece

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After completing the 12 labours, the Greek Hero Hercules joined the quest organized Greek hero Jason for the search of the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece is made from a winged sheep (ram), which was held in Colchis. The fleece is famous because it has been used as a symbol of authority and kingship.The Greek hero Jason and his Argonauts including Hercules, set a quest on search for the fleece by order of King Pelias. As reward the King Pelias will place Jason on the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly. Hercules fell in love with the daughter of the king King Eurytus of Oechalia, Princess Iole. The king promised his daughter, Iole, to whoever could beat his sons in an archery contest. However, King Eurytus dishonored his promise and denied giving the hand of his daughter Princess Iole to Hercules, when he won his sons. Hercules ' intentions were rejected by the king and his sons, with the exception of one son and brother of Iole: Iphitus. Hercules killed the king and his sons, except Iphitus, and abducted Iole to become his wife. Greek hero Hercules punishing Cercopes. From Wikimedia. Iphitus was one of the best friends of Hercules. However, goddess Hera made Hercules crazy and according to the myth, he threw Iphitus over the city wall. When Hercules understood what he have done, for forgiveness placed himself under the queen Omphale of Lydia. For punishment, Omphale forced him to wear wear women 's clothes and make women 's work. The queen Omphale also took the opportunity to

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