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CaptionVase painting portraying the close relationship between Heracles and Athena and Dionysus _______________________________________________________________ In Greek mythology Heracles or HeraklÍs "glory of Hera" Ηρακλης was a divine hero the demigod son of Zeus and Alcmene and stepson of Alcmene's rightful husband and grandson of Perseus. In Roman mythology he was called Hercules. He was arguably the greatest of the mythical Greek heroes best known for his superhuman strength. Many stories are told of his life the most famous being The Twelve Labours of Herakles. His Etruscan equivalent was Hercle a son of Tinia and Uni. He was also identified with Heryshaf Egyptian mythology. Curiously priests wore female clothing in temples devoted to Heracles possibly making reference to the myth of Omphale.
HeadlineHeracles & Dionysus _________ The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Albert Einstein
KeywordsAlbert-Einstein
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