The 12 labors of Hercules (7-12)
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When the god Hercules, was born he was half god half mortal, his father Zeus, and his mother, Hera, hated Hercules, for his father, Zeus, loved him. Hera, Hercules’ mom, tried to kill him in many ways, because she was very jealous of him. Hercules was very strong, so he survived every time.One day, while plotting, Hera cast a spell on Hercules, it wouldn’t kill him, but it would make him regret it. Under the spell, he killed his wife and children. He went to his cousin, Eury, to help him be forgiven, but in that time he was challenged with 12 labors to be forgiven. These are the 6-12 labors of Hercules
The 7th task, to catch the Cretan Bull, was successfully completed in order to keep the Cretans safe and also to keep them happy. The 8th task, to get the Golden Girdle from the Amazon women, was a challenege from Eury’s daughter for she wanted to be as strong as the Amazon women, for they catch any men that cross their paths and make them slaves. At first Hippolita, the ruler, was fine with it, but then her people thought hercules was trying to hurt her, and in protection of their queen they killed her.
His 9th task, to catch the Geryon, half man half monster, was guarded by his 3 headed dog was completed.His 10th task was to catch the Mares of King Diomedes, that fed on human flesh. The horses ate King Diomedes.
His final task, was to catch the Cerberus, the 3 headed dog. It was Hades, his owner that agreed to let hercues take him t Euary and right back.
After Hercules delivered Cerberus safely home, Hercules quickly returned to the palace, eager to be granted immortality. But Hera was nowhere to be found. Neither was King Eury.
It was Zeus who granted Hercules immortality. Zeus proudly brought his son Hercules up to the heavens.
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