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Electryon

King of Mycenae, accidentally killed by his brother Amphitryon

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Where does Amphitryon for after killing his brother

Thebes

3

How does Alcmena get pregnant with two sons?

Zeus disguised himself as Amphitryon and sleeps with her, then the real Amphitryon also sleeps with her. She becomes pregnant with Heracles and iphicles

4

How does Hera interfere in the birth of Alcmenas sons

She sends Eileithyia to delay the birth

5

What does Hera send after Heracles is born?

Snakes to kill him, but he strangled them

6

Linus

A son of Apollo and Heracles music teacher. Heracles kills him with a lyre

7

Megara

Theban princess
Heracles first wife

8

Hera brings a bout of madness to Heracles and what happens?

He kills Megara and their three children

9

What does the Pythia tell Heracles after he recovers his sanity?

She tells him to go to Tiryns and serve Eurystheus for twelve years

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1st labor

Nemaean lion

Heracles kills it with a club and skins it

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2nd labor

Hydra

Hera sends a crab to aid the hydra, Heracles kills both with the help of his nephew Iolaus

He dips arrows in the blood of the hydra to make them poisoned

12

3rd labor

Cerynean deer

Sacred to Artemis
Heracles captures it alive and brings it to Eurystheus before returning it to Artemis

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4th labor

Erymanthian boar

Captures it with a net and brings it to Eurystheus in a jar

14

Pholus

Centaur that hosts Heracles before/after the 4th labor. Heracles is attacked by centaurs and kills them, wounding the immortal Chiron with a poisoned arrow

15

How does Pholus die?

He accidentally drops a poisoned arrow on his foot

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5th labor

Stables of Augeas

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6th labor

Stymphalion birds

He has to shoot them

Uses castanets to flush them out and shoots them

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7th labor

Cretan bull

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8th labor

Horses of Diomedes

Flesh eating mares
Heracles corrals the horses and leaves Abderus in charge of them. Abderus is killed by the horses

Heracles feeds Diomedes to his own horses

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Abderus

Lover of Heracles
Kills by flesh eating horses

21

Alcestis' wife

Alcestis hosts Heracles and his wife is sick and dying. Heracles wrestles Thanatos when he comes to take her life, Heracles wins and saves her life

22

9th labor

Girdle of Hippolyta

Amazon queen who has an affair with Heracles, she is going to give Heracles her girdle, when her interferes and causes a battle to break out between heracles and the amazons. Heracles is forced to kill Hippolyta

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10th labor

Cattle of Geryon

Triple bodied man, son of Chrysaor

Heracles has to capture his 1000 cattle and bring them back. He clubs Geryon to death

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Cacus

Son of Hephaestus

Fire breathing cannibal
Steals some of Geryons cattle and Heracles has to retrieve them from cacus's cave

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11th labor

Golden apples of Hesperides

Heracles kills a serpent that guards the apples

26

Atlas

Heracles gives atlas a break from holding up the earth. Heracles and Athena have to trick atlas into taking the earth back

27

Prometheus

Prometheus is tied up in the Atlas Mountains. He is kind to Heracles. Heracles kills the eagle and frees Prometheus

28

Antaeus

Son of Poseidon and Ge, serial killer

He is stronger than Heracles.
Heracles lifts him off the ground because he loses his strength when he is not touching the earth

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12th labor

Cerberus

Captured and brought to Eurystheus
Hades allows it as long as Cerberus isn't harmed

30

Cercopes

Mischievous dwarves that play tricks on travelers. They attempt to do this to Heracles, but he catches them and ties them to a stick and carries them over his shoulder. They make fun of his tanned butt. This amuses Heracles so he releases them, but Zeus punishes them by turning them into apes

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Amphitryon

Brother of King of Mycenae
Marries his brothers daughter Alcmena