10 Hercules FAQs
Here's a list of fast facts about Hercules. You'll find links to more details, but these are the questions you might want answers to when you first encounter the Greek hero.
Who Was Hercules?
Basics on the Greek hero Hercules (Heracles or Herakles), his family, the conflicting stories about him, and movies on Hercules.
12 Labors of Hercules in Pictures
An annotated picture gallery of the 12 Labors of Hercules.
Incidental Adventures of Hercules
Here are pictures of some of the incidental adventures of Hercules that he had in addition to those directly involved in the 12 Labors.
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Hercules stories. Basic facts about the Greek hero Hercules.
How Many Trips Did Hercules Make to the Underworld
Hercules braved the Underworld for various reasons on one or more occasions.
Hercules Disney is the Disney vision of Hercules.
Hercules - Madness and Atonement of the 12 Labors of Hercules
Hercules had to perform the 12 Labors probably as atonement for his mad behavior. Read more about the hero's murderous madness.
Hercules and Hesione
The story of Hercules' rescue of the Trojan princess Hesione.
Hercules Kills Iphitus
Hercules kills his guest Iphitus for revenge and then must pay for his sacrilege.
Hercules, Nessus, and Deianeira
An ancient pottery painting (Attic black-figured hydria, c. 575-550 B.C.) showing Hercules, Nessus, and Hercules' new wife, Deianeira.
Genealogy of Hercules and Eurystheus
The genealogy of Eurystheus and Hercules (Herakles)
Gigantomachy by Apollodorus
The Apollodorus version of the Gigantomachy.
Epilepsy - Famous Ancient Figures Who Had Epilepsy
Hercules was one of the famous figures thought to have suffered from epilepsy.
Dorian Invasion - Greece and the Dorian Invasion
The Greeks believed in a Dorian Invasion of their homeland.
The Name of Hercules
Hercules is a Roman name, but it isn't the original name by which the Greek hero was called.