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[7] Juno. This goddess, highly resenting the commerce between Jupiter and Alemena, resolved to wreak her vengeance upon the innocent offspring of the intrigue, and thus became the determined enemy of Hercules.

Eurystheus; the son of Sthenelus, and king of Mycenae. Juno, wishing to destroy Hercules, applied to him; and by her solicitations prevailed so far, that he set Hercules upon several hazardous attempts, in the hope that in some he might miscarry. But all this tended only to increase his fame, and to place his glory in a more conspicuous point of view; for he had the good fortune to be always conqueror, and thus gained the character of a complete hero.

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