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Heracles is best known as the strongest of all mortals Stronger then many gods So strong he was the deciding factor in allowing the Olympian Gods to win their battle with the giants He was the last mortal son of Zeus He is the only man born of mortal woman to become a god upon his death Offsetting his strength was a noticeable lack of intelligence or wisdom Once when he became too hot he pulled his bow out and threaten to shoot the sun This coupled with strong emotions in one so powerful frequently got Heracles in trouble While his friend and cousin Theseus ruled Athens Heracles had trouble ruling himself His pride was easily offended He took up grudges easily and never forgot them His appetites for food wine and women were as massive as his strength Many of Heracles great deeds occurred while doing penance for stupid acts done in anger or carelessness It would be easy to view Heracles as a muscle bound buffoon Indeed many of the comic Greek playwrights used him this way Even among serious critics he was often seen as a primitive brutal and violent There is much to support this view His chosen weapon was a massive club His customary garment a lion skin head still attached He impiously wounded some of the gods He threatened Apollo priestess at Delphi when a answer to his questions was not forthcoming He created most of his own problems However Heracles as simply a macho buffoon is unfair If he held grudges he would also do anything to help a friend Once his anger passed he was the most critical judge of his own actions He was too strong for anyone to force a punishment on him That he willing did severe penance shows a fundamental sense of justice During his punishments he shows patience fortitude and endurance that are as heroic as his
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