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Gatekeeper of Olympus/ God of strength, heroes, sorts, athletes, health, agriculture, fertility, trade, oracles, and divine protector of mankind
Home State/current location:
All throughout Greece
Heracles is a power man and his appearance reflects that. He's taller than the average person due to his heritage and abilities. He is usually bearded as well, however he tends to shave more often when he has company to keep, leaving only stubble behind.
He keeps himself clean and presentable at all times, being very vain about his appearance, much like the rest of his family. His entire body seems to glow and gleam. From afar he looks as though he is covered in oils.
He is most commonly seen wearing the lion skin of te Nemean lion, whose golden fur is impervious to attack by mortal weapons.
- Hair color: Golden brown with flecks of gold
-Eye Color: Bright hazel, gold
-height: Six feet seven inches
-complexion: Deep olive toned skin with few imperfections and blemishes. Each mark on his body is a scar from the labors he has endured thus far
-body type: Large and well built. Muscles ripple all over his body. His muscles are well defined and pronounced. His most prominent feature is his abdomen where each ab looks individually chiseled out.
Courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess with men and women are the most common attributes used when describing him. He uses his wits often when his strength was not enough(see history for examples). However, those qualities did not stop him from being a playful man who uses games to relax himself after performing labors and often plays with children. He is a compassionate and caring man, capable of doing good deeds for all of those close to him, and even those not so close. He was regarded as being hospitable and restorative as well throughout his life.
Despite those qualities, he is also a terrible enemy who would wreak vengeance on anyone and everyone that crossed him(see history for examples).
-Wives: Megura, Omphale, Deianira, and Hebe
-Female Affairs: All fifty of King Thespius' daughters in a single night(sometimes referred to as the thirteenth labor) and the serpent woman Echidna
-Male Affairs: Iolaus, Hylas, Elacatas, Abderus, Iphitus, Nireus, Sostratus, Admetus, Adonis, Corythus, Nestor, Philoctetes, Diomus, Perithoas, and Phrix
+Weight lifting(often using his horse)
+Playing games (Olympic games to be specific)
-Color: Gold and Blue
Foster father- Amphitryon
Siblings- Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Helen of Troy, Hehaestus, Perseus, Minos, Iphicles, the Muses, and the Graces
Heracles was the son of Zeus, who had an affair with the mortal Alcmene while her husband was away for war. That ame night her husband, Amphitryon returned home and made love to her, causing Alcmene to become pregnant with twins, a case of heteropaternal superfecundation. The night of his birth, Hera interfered in order to have vengeance on her adulterous husband and caused both Heracles and his twin to be trapped in the womb. After Ilithyia, goddess of childbirth, realized this, she jumped up and Heracles and his twin Iphicles were born.
Alcmene feared Hera and offered Heracles up, but he was taken by Athena, his half-sister who is protectress of heros. She brought him to Hera who did not recognize him and breast fed him. He suckled so strongly that he caused Hera pain and when she pushed him away her milk sprayed across the heavens and formed the Milky Way. But through the divine milk Heracles gained supernatural powers and Athena returned Heracles to Alcmene.
Originally he was known as Alcides. He was renamed Heracles in an attempt to mock Hera. Because of this, when he and his twin were eight months old, Hera sent down two giant snakes into the children's nursery. While Iphicles cried in fear, Heracles picked up a snake in each hand and strangled them. When the nurse entered, she found Heracles playing with the dead snakes as though they were toys. In shock, his parents took Heracles to a seer, Tiresias, who prophesied that Heracles would have an unusual future.
When Heracles grew older, in his late teens, he killed his music tutor Linus with a lyre and was sent to tend cattle on the mountain by his foster father. It was here that The Choice of Heracles took place. He was visited by two nymphs- Pleasure and Virture- who offered him a choice between a pleasant and easy life or a severe but glorious life. He chose the latter which thus lead him down the road of his life.
Later on in Thebes he married Megura, daughter of King Creon. Hera again seeked vengeance and induced madness into Heracles and he killed his children. His madness was cured by Antikyreus and when he realized what he had done he fled to the Oracle of Delphi. Unknown to him, the Oracle was being guided by Hera and he was directed to serve King Eurystheus for ten years and to perform any task required of him by the King. This resulted in an original ten labors, but once they were complete the King cheated Heracle and added two more, thus resulting in the Twelve Labors of Heracles.
The Twelve Labors of Heracles:
-Slay the Nemean Lion
-Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra
-Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis
-Capture the Erymanthian Boar
-Clean the Augean stables in a single day
-Slay the Stymphalian Birds
-Capture the Cretan Bull
-Steal the Mares of Diomedes
-Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons
-Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon
-Steal the apples of the Hesperides
-Capture and bring back Cerberus
Once the tasks were complete, Heracles joined the Argonauts in the search for the Golden Fleece. Along the way he fell in love with the Princess lole of Oechalia. King Eurytus of Oechalia promised his daughter, lole, to whoever could beat his sons in an archery contest. Heracles won but King Eurytus went back on his promise. Heracles was spurned by all but lole's brother Iphitus. They killed the King and abucted lole and Iphitus became Heracles' best friend. But once again Hera drove Heracles mad and he threw Iphitus over the city wall and to his death and again Heracles had to devote himself into servitude. This time for three years to the Queen Omphale of Lydia.
While in servitude to Omphale, he served as her slave for the time. He was forced to do women's work and wear women's clothing, all while Omphale wore the skin of the Nemean Lion and carried his olive-wood club. After the time, she freed Heracles.
-Defeated the Bebryces and gave their land to the Prince Lycus of Mysia
-Killed the robber Termerus
-Killed King Amyntor of the Dolopes for not allowing him into his kingdom; also killed King Emathion of Arabia
-Killed Lityerses after beating him in a harvesting contest
-Killed Periclymenus at Pylos
-Killed Syleus for forcing strangers to hoe a vineyard
-Rivaled with Lepreus and eventually killed him
-Founded the city Tarentum (modern Taranto in Italy)
-Learned music from Linus; learned to wrestle from Autolycus
-Killed Alastor and his brothers
-Reinstated rightful ruler of Sparta and killed Hippocoon after a coup to steal Kingmanship of Sparta
-Killed Cycnus, the son of Ares
-Killed the Giants Alcyoneus and Porphyrion
-Killed the giant Antaeus, who was immortal while touching the earth, by picking him up and strangling him in the air
-Went to war with Augeias after he was denied the promised reward for cleaning the stables; was defeated the first time, but the second battle was a victory and he killed Augeias and his sons
-Visited the house of Admetus on the day his wife, Alcestis, had agreed to die in his place. He hid besides the grave and surprised Death, squeezing him tight until he agreed to return Alcestis to her husband Admetus
-Challenged the wine god Dionysus to a drinking contest and lost