Herakles, known more commonly by the Latinized name Hercules, is one of the greatest heroes - ever! We get the word "Herculean" in English, meaning "requiring enormous effort", from the story of Hercules, who had superhuman strength and accomplished twelve seemingly impossible tasks.
Lonely Cyclops seeking more sheep friends for his island. Inquiries and offerings can be sent to Polyphemus via pigeon.Dionysus requires new types of grapes to expand his vineyard. Anyone with horticultural knowledge is also encouraged to get in contact with the god, preferably by way of Hermes.CREW WANTED: Join the expedition on the Argos. Must be strong, welcome danger, have good sea sense, and know how to talk to Harpies. Contact Jason in Iolkos.
10 Down, 2 to Go: Hercules Makes Headway on Feat Checklist
THE OLYMPUS DAILY
Persephone Now Co-Parent of Cerberus
Ten years after beginning his atonement, Hercules has completed the tenth item on his difficult checklist: capturing the red cattle owned by the three headed Geryon. While he encountered a slight delay in delivering the cattle to Eurystheus thanks to our very own Hera, the creatures are now happily residing in the king's stables.There is no update on what Hercules will be tasked with accomplishing next, so as to keep the gods on their feet. However, reports indicate that Hercules will be making his way toward Atlas's domain very soon.
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Man Kills Stranger Who Turns Out to be His Father
In yet another fulfillment of a prophecy, the King of Thebes has been killed by his son, Oedipus. The son was sent away from the kingdom to protect his parents, but has found his way back to the city. The confusion that caused the murder was the result of a misunderstanding. Hearing the same prophecy that had him sent away, Oedipus believed he would kill his (adoptive) father, the king of Corinth. However, he killed his true father as per the prophecy, while fleeing from Corinth.The investigation into the case will continue and the story will be updated as more details emerge.
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The goddess, pictured above with her new dog, lives in the underworld for half of the year now, after consuming pomegranate seeds.