His music teacher was Linus, son of Apollo, although Hercules ' quick Sacred to Artemis and with golden horns, the hind took its name from. Heracles was the son of the god Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. His existence proved Zeus' infidelity and this angered Hera, the wife and sister of Zeus. The name Hercules is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Hercules is: In Hera's service. The mythological Greek Hercules was a son of Zeus. Her milk sprayed across the heavens and there formed the Milky Way. Hesiod 's Theogony and Aeschylus ' Prometheus Unbound both tell that Heracles shot and killed the eagle that tortured Prometheus which was his punishment by Zeus for stealing fire from the gods and mottoparty casino kleidung it to mortals. The line was called Tylonids after his Lydian. The Labours of Hercules Hercules and the Wagoner. Written by Joshua J. On the night the twins Heracles and Iphicles were to be born, Hera, knowing of her husband Zeus' adultery, persuaded Zeus to swear an oath that the child born that night to a member of the House of Perseus would become High King. Of these, the one most closely linked to Heracles is the Theban Iolaus. Last modified July 24, He had three children with her: In Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. Driven mad by Hera, Heracles slew his own children. One of the most prominent is Hyllus , the son of Heracles and Deianeira or Melite. One of the most famous depictions of Heracles, originally by Lysippos marble, Roman copy called Hercules Farnese, CE. Hercules was among the earliest figures on ancient Roman coinage, and has been the main motif of many collector coins and medals since. Calliope Clio Euterpe Erato Melpomene Polyhymnia Terpsichore Thalia Urania. Fear of Hera's revenge led Alcmene to expose the infant Heracles, but he was taken up and brought to Hera by his half-sister Athena , who played an important role as protectress of heroes. A freelance writer and former part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. He is usually bearded until the late 5th and 4th centuries BCE when he is more often depicted beardless and has very large eyes. Years later, Heracles and Hylas joined the crew of the Argo. Theoi Khthonioi Hades Persephone Angelos Demeter Gaia Hecate Melinoe. Dione Eurybia Mnemosyne Phoebe Rhea Tethys Theia Themis. The Twelve Labours of Heracles. Newsletter Our latest articles delivered to your inbox, once a week: Markpublished on 24 July under the following license: Though it is of more recent vintage dated to the 3rd century than that with Iolaus, it had themes of mentoring in the ways of a warrior and help finding a wife in the end.