Monday, April 10, 2017

Hercules Or Heracles? What Do We Know?

Based upon your prior knowledge or cultural literacy, what do you know about Hercules, the famous Greek hero?  Please specify, explain, argue, and share your understanding of Hercules.  Complete this blog during class today.

24 comments:

Veronika A. said...

I know the he is a Demi god and that he is the son of Zeus and a human. His mother isn't hera. I don't know much other than that. I'm most of my knowledge is from Percy Jackson and the Disney movie and I don't know if that's really realiable.

Kyle L said...

Hercules is a Demi-God, a very strong Demi god. He went on an adventure to find his real father, Zeus(in the Disney movie). He slayed a Lion, hydra, boar, bull and many more.

Duncan said...

Heracles was the epitome of the Greek Heroes. He was strong, fast, and a fantastic warrior that could defeat any foe in his way. I know a little about his 12 Labors for redemption, with it technically being 14 since he basically cheated on two of them. I also know he was an Argonaut, but left earlier to find his companion who went missing after being abducted by water nymphs.

Hunter E said...

Hercules is considered the greatest hero in some areas while Theseus is considered the greatest in other areas. What I know of Hercules is he is the son of Zeus. He is considered equal to the gods due to him being one of the strongest heroes. After Hercules killed his family, he went through 12 tasks to receive forgiveness after his attempts to kill himself. Hercules was self-less at moments but very short tempered.

BrianT881 said...

I only know Hercules form the Disney movies. And if I'm being honest I haven't watched the movie all the way through. From what I understand, Hercules is the son of Zeus? He lives in the sky? And there is something about a lightning bolt I think. He is some kind of hero but I don't know what for. I really don't know much about him but my limited understanding makes me believe he is a good guy with good intensions.

devonm67 said...

the movie, the comparison of people to him, how the titan who cursed to hold the earth up tricked him to hold it while that titian said he'll help him with something. Zeus figured out that the titan lied to him and helps Hercules get the titan back to is post. he was little control over his impulses but takes punishment for what he did.

Brooke Rivera said...

What I know about Hercules is that he is the son of Zeus. He was turned mortal when he was a baby and lived on earth. He did not know he was from Mt. Olympus until his "parents" told him. He is very strong.

JoshH2018 said...

I don't have much of an understanding of Hercules outside of what is in popular culture. I do know he is a mythological character and a hero of Greek mythology. I believe he is a demigod, and the son of Zeus (I think) and killed his family.

elianam2019 said...

Before reading the story I had an understanding that Heracles was a mythological, Greek hero who was known for completing 12 great tasks. I knew that he was considered equal in greatness to the gods, and that he had a great temper that caused him to do things that were not considered to be very heroic. I also had prior knowledge that Heracles was a very strong, and prideful man.

nellya2019 said...

Hercules/heracles is a demi god, the son of zeus and a legendary hero. he is big and strong and slays monsters.

Nori said...

I know Hercules from the Disney movie and his journey to find where he belongs, the son of Zeus and in the end he became a Demigod by saving a loved one. I know he killed his whole family because he drank poisoned wine and was going to kill himself, but someone stopped him.

Zach M said...

I know Hercules is supposedly a hero. He is very popular and powerful. He killed his parents I know that. I know he is know for his strength and muscles. I know that when I think of Greek mythology Hercules always comes up because of the movie and stuff. But other then that I don't know a whole lot of other things.

John M said...

Hercules is an interesting hero. While he did go through many hardships, he was always quick to anger. He killed his music teacher and continued his emotional tirades. Unlike many other Greek Heroes, Hercules wasn't strong in the mind, his first instinct was to break rather then thinking things through. He ended up killing his wife and children and even though this was clearly Hera's act to blame, he blames himself and goes through impossible trials as repentance. Finally when Hercules passes, he makes his way to Olympus, as he thought himself and Married Hera's daughter, Hebe.

crushingfire0 said...

TJ Avery: Hercules is the strongest hero in Greek mythology. He was in the Argo with Jason, also everyone knows him. He is famous enough today, to get a movie made by Disney. He is the son of Zeus in the Disney movie, I am not sure if that is true or not. He is a massive man, he killed his family, he is not mentally strong like Theseus.

zoec2019 said...

Hercules is a Roman Hero, that is known for his strength, and is the human son of Zeus. He is know to the the strongest hero that ever lived, and is half god.In his lifetime he endures many hardships, one of which is the death of his wife and 3 children by Hera.

Pond Slayer said...

hercules is a ladies man that is real strong and heroic. i dont beleive he is a god, but i know he has some sort of relation to a god. i know in disney is a big hero amazing guy that does everything right and nothing wrong

MayaK said...

Hercules is a hero who was born the son of Zeus and his mother is a mortal. Hercules killed the Hydra and quickly became a hero. I know that Hercules also has been to the underworld and killed his family. That's all that I really know about Hercules.

Mackenzie W-H said...

I know most about what I know about Hercules from the disney movie. He is the son of Zues, but was stolen from Mount Olympus when he was a baby. He was weirdly strong, but had a temper that caused him to mess up a lot of stuff. But in the film, he is able harness his powers and do good for the people of greece.

Jake A. said...

Hercules was known as the strongest man on earth and had an extreme self confidence. Dispite being extremely well liked by Athenians which would make me think that he is not only known for his physical ability but also his appreciation for knowledge and creativity, he isnt known for using his brain very well. Hercules helped many people and worked on his own for the most part.

Julia Peres said...

I know that Hercules is a Demi-God, and that he considered himself equal to the gods. In the disney movie they show his adventure figuring out who his true father was, Zeus, and his mother was a mortal. I also know that he went to the underworld to kill his family and that he marry Hebe after going to heaven.

Elizabeth said...

Hercules considers himself equal to the gods, and has overwhelming confidence and strength. He is widely considered to be very heroic, and in many depictions of the story he suffers from great tragedy and hardships.

Abby G said...

I know that Hercules is extremely strong and is the son of Zeus. He is a great hero who completed many difficult tasks, including killing the Hydra. I also know that he killed his family.

Ashlynn B said...

Hercules is very strong and he is Zeus's son. He killed his family which led him to regret it. He had to do 12 acts of labors in order to redeem himself.

Sid E. said...

Hercules is Zeus's son, and is 100% human. He has no god-like features. The closest thing he has is his strength, in which he used to complete the 12 labors.