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When you think of a Homeric hero what types of characteristics would youconsider Would you say that they are a person of lifetime goals aperson who strives for excellence or a complex person I think thatHercules was a great hero He had super-human strength was married to aprincess and died a hero As Hercules was growing up he defended Thebes from the armies ofOrchomenus He was rewarded with Megara the daughter of King CreonHercules then was granted with two sons Once the children were bornHarrah wanted him to believe that his family is out to get him butreally she just wanted Hercules to have no happiness After Harrahconvinced Hercules it was true he ended up killing his wife and kidsWhen he recovered to sanity he wanted to purify his soul so he went tothe court of King Eurystheus of Tiryns for twelve years to do twelvearduous labors Those twelve labors included killing the Nemean lionand the Hydra catching the Erymanthian boar and the Cerynean hinddriving off the Stymphalian birds cleaning the stables of Augeascapturing the Cretan bull and the horses of Diomed made off with thegirdle of the Amazon queen Hippolyte killing Geryon capturingCerberus and finally taking the golden apples of Hesperides Some people may say that Hercules is a bad person because he killed hisfamily but if you really think about it he only did it because he wasconvinced When Harrah said that his family was out to get him hebelieved her Another thing people would probably say is that he wasnta good hero because he had to do twelve deadly labors that no man shouldbe able to do For example when Hercules had to kill Geryon peopleprobably think that he is just an unworthy killer that doesnt deserveto be alive After Hercules challenges were completed he was involved in many otheradventures and combats including the Calydonian hunt and the Argonautexpedition Then he married another woman Deianira and she was seizedby Nessus When Hercules
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