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The 'Melian' relief of Hercules killing the centaur Nessos. 5th century BCE.

The 'Melian' relief of Hercules killing the centaur Nessos. 5th century BCE.

Cerberus i n Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed (usually three-headed) dog, or "hellhound" which guards the entrance of Hades, to prevent those who entered from ever escaping.

Knowing Cerberus: The Legendary Three-headed Dog in Greek Mythology

Cerberus i n Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed (usually three-headed) dog, or "hellhound" which guards the entrance of Hades, to prevent those who entered from ever escaping.

Pillars of Hercules in Ceuta. As a child , the twelve labours  were my favourite stories.

Pillars of Hercules in Ceuta. As a child , the twelve labours were my favourite stories.

A poster representing the 12 labors of Hercules including accurate pictures representing the acts

MITOLOGÍA GRIEGA: HÉRCULES

A poster representing the 12 labors of Hercules including accurate pictures representing the acts

Statue of Hercules, Parc de Versailles, by Louis Leconte (19th century CE)

Hercules

Statue of Hercules, Parc de Versailles, by Louis Leconte (19th century CE)

Hercules or Herakles was born the son of the Greek king of the gods, Zeus, and the mortal Alcmena. This very fact made him mortal too. However, during his life’s ventures, Hercules proved himself to be a brave man thus earning himself a position among the Greek gods.

25 Hercules-Inspired Artworks

Hercules or Herakles was born the son of the Greek king of the gods, Zeus, and the mortal Alcmena. This very fact made him mortal too. However, during his life’s ventures, Hercules proved himself to be a brave man thus earning himself a position among the Greek gods.

Herm of Herakles. Graeco-Roman ringstone, 30 BC-200 Cornelian, gold (modern gold ring). 1,3 x 1,0 cm Inventory number: I836

Herm of Herakles. Graeco-Roman ringstone, 30 BC-200 Cornelian, gold (modern gold ring). 1,3 x 1,0 cm Inventory number: I836

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