For the eighth labor, Hercules was sent by Eurystheus to capture the man eating wild mares of Diomedes.
Hercules displays his courage by taking on the challenge of capturing the man eating horses
Characteristic of a myth: The man eating mares of Diomedes portray the idea of mythical creatures and magic
Hercules organized a troop of young men and led a massive assault on Diomedes' citadel in Thrace.
Hercules portrays himself as a valiant leader by leading the troops
Hercules and his troops defeated Diomedes and took the Mares back to Eurystheus once they had calmed down.
Verbs: 1. Hercules WAS sent to capture the mares. 2. Hercules LEAD the troops. 3. Hercules LOOKED valiant when he captured the mares. 4. Hercules HAD returned the mares to Eurystheus 5. The mares REMAINED calm after dimoedes' defeat.