Hercules was probably the most famous Greek myth and was a son of Zeus, a god of Mount Olympia. He was gifted with extraordinary strength and was the strongest man who ever lived. Hera, his mortal mom, did not like him having this gift, but the other gods did, in fact, protect him. His temper often got the best of him, so he went to the Oracle of Delphi and the oracle told him to visit King Eurystheus and work for him for ten years. He went to the king and did twelve impossible labors. The twelve labors were to slay the Nemean Lion, slay the nine-headed Hydra, capture the Golden Hind of Artemis, capture the Perymanthian Boar, clean the augean stables in a single day, slay the Stymphalian Birds, capture the Cretan Bull, steal the Maures of Diomedes, obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, obtain the cattle of the monster Gergon, steal the apples of Hespenides, and capture and bring back Ceuberus. Isn’t that a lot?
Because of successfully completing these twelve impossible tasks, his mortal side died off and transformed into a god of Olympus. Because of becoming a god of Olympus he received a gift. This gift was a special winged house. He named it Pegasus and also became well known because of Pegasus. This is an epic Greek myth. Do you think it is?