Women and Hercules

Some of the most influential people in Hercules' life were women, both mortals and goddesses. At nearly every turn, it seems, a woman was there, either to help or to hinder him.

Munich 2301, Attic bilingual amphora
Hercules feasting, with Athena.
Photograph copyright Staatl. Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, München


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