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  • Written by Fred Van Lente
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On Sale: November 19, 2013
Pages: 80 | ISBN: 978-1-78200-607-7
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
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The greatest hero of Ancient Greece, Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his 'twelve labors', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew the multi-headed hydra, wrestled with Cerberus, hound of the underworld, and stole the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Yet even when his labours were done, his adventures continued. Hercules led armies, sacked cities, fought against the gods, and then joined forces with the gods in the great war known as 'The Gigantomachy'. This book tells the complete story of this legendary warrior, including information on the classical sources, his deification and cult, and his continuing popularity as a character in film, television and comic books.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Prince of Thebes
The Family of Hercules
The Wrath of Hera
Exile and Triumph
Divine Madness

Eurystheus and the Labors
The Nemean Lion
The Lernaean Hydra
The Ceryneian Hind
The Erymanthian Boar
Among the Argonauts

Return to the Labors
The Augeian Stables
The Stymphalian Birds
The Cretan Bull
The Mares of Diomedes
The Girdle of Hippolyta

The Final Labors
The Cattle of Geryon
The Apples of the Hesperides
The Hound of Hell

The Living Legend
Wars of Vengeance
The Shirt of Nessus
Gigantomachy
Death and Rebirth

Hercules the God

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