Hercules: God among Men
Hercules, meaning glorious gift of Hera, was both the most famous hero of ancient times and the most beloved. More stories were told about him than any other hero. Hercules was worshipped in many temples all over Greece and Rome. His dangerous encounters and heroic acts began when he was a baby. He was born to Zeus, the King of all Gods, and Alcmene, a mortal Greek beauty. Hera, the Queen of Gods and Zeus's wife, hated Hercules because she was jealous of Alcmene (Hercules 1396).
The first attempt Hera made was when baby Hercules was asleep, whereupon Hera sent two snakes into his crib. Her…
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