The Death Of Hercules

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  • 1. TheDeath of Hercules
    Iván LavorelCuadrado. 3º C
  • 2. HerculesleftMycenae and he heardthatEurytusoffershisdaughterIole in marriage. Hercules won thecontest. ButEurytusdidn’twantHercules and he refusedtogiveher up. He foughtwiththeking and hissons. And a son, Iphitus, died.
  • 3. Herculeswenttothe Oracle in Delphitoknowhisfate. He hadtoserveOmphale, queen of Lydia during 3 years. He helpedhertoeliminatethekingdom of robbers and beasts. Then he wenttohis home in Calydon. There he fell in lovewithDeianeira and theygotmarried.
  • 4. Onedayboth of themwenttotheriverEvenus. TheCentaurNessusofferedtocarryDeianeiraacrosstheriver. TheCentaurtriedtorun off withher. Herculesshotanarrowtotheheart of Nessus. WhiletheCentaurwasdying, he saidhertotakesomeblood of theCentaurto preserve thelove of Hercules.
  • 5. HerculesrevengeEurytusforthedeath of Iphitus. Withotherwarriors, he killedtheking, sackedthecity and tookIole in captive.Hecelebratedthevictory. He asktohiswifetosendhim a ceremonial white robe. Deianeirawasjealous of Iole and sentthe robe withblood of Nessus. Butthebloodhad a deadlypoison! When he putithisskinwasburned and he died.
  • 6. WhenDeianeiraknewthat he hadcommitted suicide decidedthatHercules’ funeral was in a pyre. Whenitwas in fire, Zeus saidfromtheOlympusthathis mortal mother’spartshould die, the inmortal partshouldgototheOlympus. Thegodswelcomedhim and Hera gavehimherdaughter Hebe in marriage. Zeus wasproud of his son.