Greek Mythology

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- Son of Zeus + Mortal (Zeus disguised himself to appear like her husband)
- Hera is mad sends 2 snakes to kill him
- He kills the snakes
- Divine strength
- Hera mad makes him crazy -> traumatic mania, kills his wife and children.
Redemption: Eurystheus 10 tasks + 2 bc did not recognize 2 = 12 tasks – if completes them redemption + immortal

12 tasks
1. Kill Neman Lion
2. Kill Hydra
3. Catch the Hind
4. Boar
5. Stables
6. Bird
7. Bull
8. Horses
9. Belt
10. Cattle
11. Golden Apple
12. Cerberus
-> Heracles= defender of evil, brings victory

//Samson killed lion

- Kills serial killers like they kill people (major theme)
1st – Kills him with a club PERIPHETES
2nd – Ties his feet to a tree and lets it go – tears apart people’s legs SINIS
3rd – Killed the Crommyonian Sow
4th – Pushed him off a cliff to the sea SCIRON
5th – Wrestling CERCYON
6th – Ties him to a moving bed, if too big, chops off body parts to make it fit PROCRUSTES

- King Minos asked Poseidon for a snow white bull + kill it to show respect to Poseidon
- Minos wanted to keep it because of its beauty and to sacrifice another bull
- Poseidon enraged
- Made King Minos’ wife fall in love with the bull
- Wife asks famous craftsman to make a wooden hollow cow
- Offspring = Minotaur
- King Minos asked craftsman to build a labyrinth for the Minotaur = man-eating creature
- King Minos’ son winning Panathena games in honour of Athena -> jealousy -> kill him
- War between King Minos & Athens -> treaty -> 7 boys and 7 girls to be sent each year in the labyrinth so the Minotaur would be fed
- Theseus volunteers
- King Minos’ daughter falls in love with him and gives him a tread so he finds his way back
- He kills the Minotaur and finds his way back
- Some versions: goes back to Athens with the king’s daughter / others: she didn’t follow him

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