Other Stories about Hercules

Hercules' adventures didn't begin and end with his 12 Labors. The hero's life was non-stop action, from start to finish. Like Superman or Xena, Hercules faced a never-ending cast of villains and difficult situations.

Toledo 1952.66, Attic black figure lekythos, c. 510 B.C.
Hercules sneaking up on the unconscious giant, Alkyoneus
Photograph by Maria Daniels, courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art

He rescued more damsels in distress, including Hesione, the princess of Troy. He fought with other immortals, including Apollo. And he helped the gods in their epic battle against the Giants, who tried to take over Mount Olympus.


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