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What Are the 12 Labors of Hercules?

Table of Contents for the 12 Labors of Hercules

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Hercules Brings Eurytheus the Erymanthian boar. Attic Black-figured Amphora, c. 550 B.C.

Hercules Brings Eurytheus the Erymanthian boar. Attic Black-figured Amphora, c. 550 B.C.

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The Twelve Labors of Hercules and Pictures

Here you'll find links to a description of each of the 12 labors -- the seemingly impossible tasks Hercules performed for King Eurystheus, providing further links to translated passages from ancient writers on the labors, and pictures.

If you think you know the labors, try this Hercules Labors Quiz.

  1. Nemean Lion - Labor One | Labor 1 Picture
  2. Lernean Hydra - Labor Two | Labor 2 Picture
  3. Cerynitian Hind - Labor Three | Labor 3 Picture
  4. Erymanthian Boar - Labor Four | Labor 4 Picture
  5. Stables of Augeas - Labor Five | Labor 5 Picture
  6. Stymphalian Birds - Labor Six | Labor 6 Picture
  7. Cretan Bulls - Labor Seven | Labor 7 Picture
  8. Mares of Diomedes - Labor Eight | Labor 8 Picture
  9. Belt of Hippolyte - Labor Nine | Labor 9 Picture
  10. Cattle of Geryon - Labor Ten | Labor 10 Picture
  11. Apples of Hesperides - Labor Eleven | Labor 11 Picture
  12. Hound of Hades - Labor Twelve | Labor 12 Picture

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