Adele Richardson Laurel Bowman



  • Title: Hercules
  • Author: Adele Richardson Laurel Bowman
  • ISBN: 9780736816113
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Hardcover

Provides the story of Hercules and his importance in Roman mythology, including his connection to such figures as King Eurystheus and Queen Hippolyte, and describes the role of myths in the modern world.

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Once Zeus was unfaithful to his wife, Hera. The result of this infidelity was Hercules (a.k.a. Heracles), and although Zeus was fond of his growing son, Hera was NOT. When Hercules had grown up, Hera caused him to temporarily lose his mind, resulting in his murdering his own wife and children. As a penance for his actions, Hercules was soon set to twelve impossible labors, hoping that by performing them he would be redeemed for his horrible deeds.When I reached Hercules in my Disney movie source [...]

Hercules is a book about the myth of Hercules. It discusses his birth from Zeus and Hera, the command from the oracle telling him to live with his cousin, and the many different labors that Hercules participated; killing Nemean, killing the many-headed hydra, capturing two mythical animals, cleaning King Augeas’ stables, killing Stymphalian Birds, and many more. After finishing his many labors, Hercules got married and became a God. This book discusses the many influences that myths, like Herc [...]

This would be nice addition to any elementary class covering Mythology (typically 5th or 6th grade). While the information focuses predominantly on Hercules, other Greek and Roman Gods and heroes are mentioned. The layout is done very well with various works of mythological art.

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