Herakles or Hercules was the Greek demi-god son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. His step-mother Hera took out her jealousy on Hercules, but it was not her actions that led to his death. Instead it was centaur-poison administered by a loving wife that burned him and made him seek release. After he died, Hercules and Hera reconciled.
The olpe is a pitcher with a spot and handle for ease of wine pouring.