Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the Greek equivalent: Heracles. Heracles (or Hercules) is best known as the strongest of all mortals, and even He was the last mortal son of Zeus, and the only man born of a mortal woman to. Dwayne Johnson stars as the son of Zeus in this Brett Ratner-directed adaptation of Steve Moore's Radical. Zeus, who was always chasing one woman or another, took on the form of Alcmene's husband, Amphitryon, and visited Alcmene one night in her bed, and so Hercules was born a demi-god with incredible strength and stamina. He laid himself upon the pyre, and told his friends to light it. Killing a fire-breathing Cacus Sebald Beham , The gods themselves felt troubled at seeing the champion of the earth so brought to his end. When Hercules reached the grove, Atlas agreed to help, but Hercules would have to shoulder the weight of the world while Atlas went to get the apples. He was a son of Zeus and Niobe. The amulet type is replaced by the Viking Age Thor's hammer pendants in the course of the Christianization of Scandinavia from the 8th to 9th century. Zeus, Hercules' father, was the most powerful of the gods. He tried to pull the cloak off, but the pain burned even harder and deeper. Please send us your comments. On his return voyage he has many other side-adventures, which further enrage Eurystheus, but he accepts the girdle as a legitimate labor. The historian Sir R. He then sailed back to Greece to get revenge on Augeius for refusing to honor his agreement when he cleaned out the stables. The citadel's impressively thick fortress walls have stood for over thirty centuries. The Graikoi tribe lived in north-western Greece, in the vicinity of Dodona their land was also known as Perrhaibia, see Map. Zeus made love to her and fathered Britomartis who avoided the company of mankind and yearned to be a virgin for always.