Flashcards in LCT20: Heracles III Deck (19)
Who does Heracles marry?
Deianeira (Meleagros' sister)
What does Heracles and Deianeira come across as they head to Trachis? Who offers to help?
a river - Nessus the centaur offers to carry Deianeira across
What does Nessus do after carrying Deianeira over?
tries to rape her
What does Heracles do? What does Nessus say?
shoots Nessus w/ hydra-poisoned arrow and as he is dying, he tells Deianeira to collect his blood (poisoned) as a love potion for Heracles
Who was Heracles and Deianeira's child?
Once in Trachis, what does Heracles do?
leaves Deianeira and wins archery contest for Iole, daughter of King Eurytus of Occhalia
What does the king say to Heracles winning? How does Heracles respond?
refuses to let him marry Iole so Heracles kill's Iole's brother Iphitus
What does Heracles do after killing Iole's brother?
guess to Delphi to seek purification for Iphitus' murder
What happens when he reaches Delphi?
Phythia won't answer Heracles so he gets angry and threatens to steal Phythia's sacred tripod (her seat)
Who breaks Heracles and Phythia up?
What does the oracle finally say?
that Heracles must be a slave for 3 years
Who does Hermes sell Heracles to? To do what?
Omphale, queen of the Lydians - to be her domestic slave (doing women's work)
What does Heracles do after his 3 years of being a slave?
returns to Occhalia, kills Eurytus, and takes Iole captive
Who brings news of Heracles and Iole to Deianeira?
a herald, Lichas
What does Deianeira do upon hearing of Heracles unfaithfulness?
dips robe in the (poisoned) blood of Nessus, and sends it to Heracles as a gift
What happens when Heracles puts on the robe? What happens to Lichas?
poisoned robe clings to Heracles' flesh - throws Lichas off a cliff
What does Deianeira do when she learns she was tricked?
Who does Heracles give his bow to? Why him?
a friend named Poias - because only he would light the pyre