Forced to flee from his homeland, Hercules once more had to seek expiation from the oracle at Delphi. Hercules then fled to Trachis from where he went to serve Omphale, Queen of Lydia, at the orders of Zeus.
He also destroyed Oichalia and took Iole as his servant.
uspecting amorous motives and seeking to win back the affections of her husband, Deianeira decided to use the blood of Nessos, covered a cloak in it and gave it to a messenger to take to Hercules.
The hero wore it but the impregnated cloak caused his skin to burn terribly.