The Death Of Hercules

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The Death Of Hercules

  1. 1. TheDeath of Hercules<br />Iván LavorelCuadrado. 3º C<br />
  2. 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.<br />
  3. 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.<br />
  4. 4. Onedayboth of themwenttotheriverEvenus. TheCentaurNessusofferedtocarryDeianeiraacrosstheriver. TheCentaurtriedtorun off withher. Herculesshotanarrowtotheheart of Nessus. WhiletheCentaurwasdying, he saidhertotakesomeblood of theCentaurto preserve thelove of Hercules.<br />
  5. 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.<br />
  6. 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. <br />

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