"He wrestled the beast until, finally, he was able to put one arm around the lion's neck, tightened his grip, and choke it to death." The strength Heracles had to have choke the Nema lion in order to kill it had to be not normal and special. After killing the lion he also walked out wearing it's skin as a trophy.
"Every day we have to rush to do our chores and gather our food before the sun sets. Why should we be slaves to the sun? I will catch the sun before it rises, and teach it to travel slowly across the sky!"A challenge that Maui wanted to succeed in and was determined to finish it.
"As she had anticipated, the serpent smelled the malt sugar and quickly guided towards the mouth of it's cave." The serpent was so distracted by the rice balls it didn't even notice Chi Li so she let the hound go and the hound bit it and then Chi Li went as quick as wind and plunged her sword into the body of the serpent. Intellegent because she brought something that would distract the serpent long enough for her to kill it.