Omphale was the queen of Lydia who bought Hercules
as a slave from the Greek god Hermes
. Hercules served Omphale for three years in retribution for killing Iphicles and stealing the Delphic oracle's tripod
. In her service, Hercules may have been humiliated by wearing women's garments or doing traditionally feminine tasks, but he also continued to rid the world of annoyances including Syleus, the Kerkopes
, and the Ithonoi. Omphale had a child -- Lamos -- by Hercules.