Still trying to kill him, his cousin, King Eury, gave Hercules his 5th labor - to kill the Stymphalian birds! The Stymphalian birds were just plain nasty. The people in the area spent their days and nights hiding from these scary birds. The Stymphalian birds had pointed beaks and ripping claws and their feathers were made of razor sharp bronze. They were the stuff of nightmares! What the Stymphalian birds loved to do more than anything was to fly high in the sky looking for anyone or anything they could attack. They especially loved to drop their sharp feathers on children and animals. You can see why everyone kept their children inside, and sheltered their animals as best they could. Hercules made a large shield of sturdy bronze to protect his body from the feathers. He used poisoned arrows to shoot all the Stymphalian birds as they flew by overhead. When the last bird fell, the people hiding inside their huts and homes rushed outside and cheered! Hercules made many new friends that day.
This myth is about. How Hercules was to kill the Stymphalian birds. The birds were really nasty. People spent everyday of their lives hiding from theses birds. The birds flew high n the sky looking for anything they could attack. Thats why evereyone hid there kids
In ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. They explained everything from religious rituals to the weather, and they gave meaning to the world people saw around them. It had a big influence on there culture and arts . I feel like its represnets them for people to look back and study it. They used it to explain the environment in which human kind lived