How does the cartoon movie Hercules illustrate the typical Greek myth?
It doesn't. It doesn't even come close to the real story of Hercales. Hollywood doesn't do mythology very well.
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is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient greeks concering their gods and heroes .
Hercules is in Greek and Roman myths. He is a demigod and the son of Zeus.
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Disney's Hercules is highly stylized. It was an anachronistic musical, based loosely on Greek mythology. Some concepts were adapted to be more understandable to modern audiences, such as the battle of good vs evil / Heaven vs Underworld, an idea which is not present in the source material. As the …film was meant to be family-friendly, Disney chose to clean up more unsavory story elements, such as Hercules' birth being the result of adultery. . Disney uses the Roman name instead of his Greek name, Heracles. . He was born a mortal and became immortal, rather than losing his immortality. . Hercules is the son of Zeus and Alcmena, not Hera. . Hera (Zeus' wife) sends the snakes to kill the infant, not Hades. . Pegasus does not accompany Hercules on his adventures. . Hades is god of the Underworld, but he is not considered evil in Greek myths. All mortals go to the Underworld after death, regardless of sin or virtue. . The Moerae and Graeae have been merged in the Disney film into one group of characters (called the Moerae). . Philoctetes did not train Hercules; he was only a child when Hercules died. . Megara and Hercules' first wife, Deianira, are merged to create one character (called Megara or Meg). Megara did not sell her soul to the Underworld and never saved Hercules. . The Hydra was in Lerna, not Thebes. . Hercules did not kill the Minotaur or Medusa. . The Cyclopes were allies of Zeus. . Hercules did descend to the Underworld; however, he was not immortal at this time. He went to capture Cerberus. . Hades was never defeated as he wasn't considered an bad god. (MORE)
It depends on which movie of Hercules you are referring to - there are a few of them.
It is a myth- it had been passed down through generations. There is no specific person who wrote the myth- it's like saying, "Who came up with all the stories in the Bible?" Christians believe that they were real- not made up. Same with the Greeks. They believe it was truth, not a written story. Ac…tually, Hercules is a Roman Hero/God. (MORE)
some would say persistence. Some would say that you need to be comfortable in your own skin. For me, Hercules was a dime-god that showed us the importance of never giving up on your dreams
No, he was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman. Actually, his Greek name is Heracles, Hercules is Roman. Heracles means "glory of Hera". Zeus named him this in honor of Hera to pacify her because she became extremely angry when she learned that Zeus cheated on her. Even so, Hera drove Heracles into m…ad rages, causing him to kill his wife and children. The Twelve Labors of Heracles was his punishment. As I remember, there ended up being more than twelve in the end, but that's another story. (MORE)
Hercules is a Greek hero. -- The Greek hero was called Heracles. Hercules is simply his Latin (Roman) name.
Hercules is a mythical person these are some of the characteristics attributed to him:- Hercules' Appearance: Handsome, well-built, vigorous young man. Symbol or Attributes of Hercules: Wooden club. Hercules' Strengths: Brave, strong, determined. Hercules' Weaknesses: Can be lustful and …greedy Birthplace of Hercules: Son of Zeus by Alcmena or Alcmene, born at the Greek city of Thebes. His first "stepfather" was Amphitryon. His second stepfather and mentor was Radamanthes, the just and law-giving brother of King Minos of Crete, who was also a son of Zeus. Hercules' Spouse: Megara; after his deification after death, Hebe, Olympian goddess of health. Children of Hercules: Many; supposedly had a child by each of the fifty daughters of Thespius; some accounts claim that was only one night's worth. His three sons by Megara are Thersimachus, Creontidas, and Deicoon. Some Major Temple Sites of Hercules: There is a small ruined temple to Hercules at Dodona in northwestern Greece, where his Dad, Zeus, is very popular. Hercules' Basic Story: The mythological stories associated with Hercules are extremely numerous. The Labors of Hercules vary in number, most often ten or twelve, and depending on the source, the labors include different tasks. Hercules was set on these labors by the Oracle of Delphi, possibly to expiate his guilt over killing his wife and children in a fit of madness sent by the goddess Hera, and the labors were part of his service to King Eurytheseus. 1. Conquer and deliver the Nemean Lion, a monstrous feline. 2. Kill the multiheaded Hydra. 3. Bring back, dead or alive, the Cerynitian Hind, a ravaging deer. 4. Catch the Erymanthian Boar. 5. Clean out the massive stables of Augeas, perhaps the most famous of the Labors. 6. Scare off and kill the metal-feathered Stymphalian birds. 7. Capture the Cretan Bull. 8. Do something about those pesky man-eating Mares of Diomedes (he moved them and released them.) 9. Get the Girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons (she gave it to him peacefully, which enraged Hera, who arranged for the rest of the Amazons to attack Hercules; in the mess that followed, Hippolyta was killed by Hercules.) 10. Steal the cattle of Geryon. 11. Bring back the Golden Apples of the Hesperides. 12. Go down to the Underworld and bring back multi-headed Cerberus, chief Hound of Hades. Hercules enjoyed dozens of other adventures and was beloved by the Greeks. His worship later spread to Rome and the rest of Italy. The popular TV series took him on many more, increasingly unlikely adventures, but even in ancient times Hercules was an inexhaustible source of entertaining tales, so they're not that far off. Interesting Fact: Hercules' name means "Glory of Hera" though Hera is his implacable enemy. The goddess Athena, on the other hand, regards him kindly, as does his father, Zeus. Frequent Misspellings: Hercales, Heracules, Herkules More Fast Facts on Greek Gods and Goddesses:. (MORE)
There are many themes expressed in the myth of Hercules. Some are persistence, courage, strength, and love.
A myth is a traditional story that explains a natural or socialphenomenon and usually involves supernatural beings. Greek mythsinvolve the Greek gods and demi-gods and explain natural or socialphenomenons.
The ancient Greek religion was not made up any particular place or a particular year. It is pre-historical.The television and film adaptations are modern and not altogether correct.
Hercules was a god and gods don't die. However, he almost died by burning himself on a pyre on Mount Oata.
Comicx strips originated popularily in Newspapers commencing in the Nineties ( l890's) One of the earliest animal comic strips was Felix The Cat- by the King Feature syndicate. Felix was adapted to movie and television cartoon usage- and antedates both Mickey Mouse ( l928) and Bugs Bunny (l927) whic…h were products of Walt Disney( Mickey Mouse, obviously) and Warner Bros. the Warner cartoons were originally made for movies- between the acts, rewinding the main reels- etc. Hence they were short subjects. They tended to be a higher entertainment caliber than the Disney cartoons- and more mature. A man named Shepard ( English) drew the illustrations for both Wind in the Willows and Winnie-The-Pooh- He can be considered an animal cartoonist. Anotlher old timer was Howard R. Garis, who created Uncle Wiggley. Wiggley was drawn in comic book and newspaper form by different artists over the decades. (MORE)
In Greek mythology his name is Heracles. However, he is the exact same character as in Roman mythology. Extraordinary strength, http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Courage , ingenuity, and sexual prowess with both males and females were among his characteristic attributes. Although he was not as clever… as the likes of http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Odysseus or http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Nestor_(mythology,Hercules used his wits on several occasions when his strength did not suffice. He is mostly famous for having the 12 labor(originally ten, but was accused of cheating, thus adding two to his labors) because he killed his wife and children. He also participated in Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece. (MORE)
They explain natural phenomenons like how we have an echo, a spider, or even death. Mythology is fun to read about!
Was there ever a Hercules cartoon movie or show that wasn't made by Disney or was not called the mighty Hercules and had an old American art style?
Actually, there was one made in 1996, an animated one not by Disney. See Related Links.
because he was a big and strong man and was the Heroe of Greece .
Not entirely. Greek myths came first, and the stories quickly spread. Although they have many similarities, they are not wholy based on Greek legend. If you have studied it you would notice there are many defined differences between the two.
The most famous myth is the twelve labors of Hercules to atone forthe murder of his wife and children.
Greek myths are storys that are said to explain the world around people. They did it just because they wanted to be know-it-alls.
Slay the Nemean Lion . Slay the 9-headed Leraean 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 the Amazon Queen .… Obtain the Cattle of the Monster Geryon . Steal the Apples of the Hesperides . Capture and bring back Ceberus (MORE)
When Hercules was trying to take his bride Deianeira home, he had to cross the Evenus River. Nessus, a centaur, served as ferryman. First he rowed Hercules across and then, as he started to row Deianeira across, he tried to rape her. Hercules, justly enraged, drew one of his poisoned arrows and shot… the centaur. Before he died, the centaur persuaded Deinaeira to take some of his blood to use as a love potion should Hercules ever cause her to worry. This was a lie and the poison taken from a Hydra killed him (MORE)
I don"t know about the Disney movie- but the old cartoon Hercules- produced by one of the smaller cartoon houses, had three main Characters, Hercules, Hera- who was his wife- and a very attractive blonde, and their child- or pet- a centaur like creature who seemed to be about the size of a large Dog…, had dog-like side tresses on his body, looked a little like a Calf, and went by the name of Newton. Newton was male but was voiced to sound like a Girl. It was really strange. Newton was a sort of bovine centaur, it was never discussed how he came to be. No such character exists in Greek Mythology aside from maybe the Fauns who may have been deer-like. (MORE)
I have reason to believe that Hercules is another name for the famous hero Heracles, son of Zeus. He once had a fit, and he killed his wife and children. As a punishment, he was given twelve deadly tasks, all of which he managed to complete
Hercules means glory of hera to appease hera because he was the son of one of many of Zeus affairs. Hera cause much trouble to Hercules making him kill his family n stuff he was condemned to horrible tasks and deed to make his rights wrong in the end he was killed i believe by his new wife who thoug…ht he was cheating on him she was tricked by here to put poison in he cloak tellin her it would make him want her again (MORE)
It will have a political theme and/or a political figure being parodied or satirized .
it helped people explain the unexplainable. for example: if someone was able to to stop an avalanche, people would say he or she was a demi god
Other way around. Jesus is real. Hercules is a myth. See, Jesus may or may not have been a white or a black. Since he was born in an eastern nationality, he was probably a tan color. ( Sorry bout gettin into that. Now for the answer.) Hercules never did exist accept for on little games in computers.… Jesus exists in our minds, our hearts, our souls, and he's even walked on earth before! There's a place in Israel to prove it! The three crosses, the tombstone, where he was born! It's all there. Physical proof! On the other hand, Hercules? Where's his proof? I don't mean to start this, but I want you to know the truth. Dingo bot senses gibberish? Hmm sorry then....... (MORE)
Actually, his Greek name is Heracles, Hercules is Roman. Heracles means "glory of Hera". Zeus named him this in honor of Hera to pacify her because she became extremely angry when she learned that Zeus cheated on her. Even so, Hera drove Heracles into mad rages, causing him to kill his wife and chil…dren. He was not known to have many friends as he had killed his family previously so many people stood their distance. . (MORE)
Hercules didn't exist in Greek mythology - Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles. Heracles was one of Zeus' many sons; Zeus had children with a lot of mortal women. This upset Hera, because he was married to her. Heracles' mother was the mortal Alcmene, who was married to the human Amphitryon, who… was Heracles' foster father. Heracles was one of the most courageous heroes that ever lived. (MORE)
For one, he is not a god, he is a demigod or we shall say hero. Ares is the god of war. Ares is also known as the son of Zeus the king god and god of the skies, and Hera the queen of the gods, and family.
Apollo is the Greek and Roman God of the sun, music, prophesy, and medicine. He is one of the few gods whose name is the same in both Greek and Roman Mythologies.
In the now-obsolete (sadly) independent cartoon on Hercules, therewere three main characters. Hercules, of course, his wife, Hera ( aBlonde looked like a Movie star in a modified Empire Bikinicostume. Their (Child) and comic-relief THING- Newton. Newton was acentaur-like beast-man, he was a child. B…ody form suggested a Calfor an immature Yak -long side tresses like various species of dogs.Newton seemed to be voiced by a female actress, had a girl-likevoice. He was sort of a narrator as well as a comic-reliefcharacter. This was NOT a Disney or Warner Brothers cartoon. (MORE)
They are the exact same. There is not a single difference between them. They all wear the same clothing that includes cheta print clothing. And there face is painted in zebra stone mixture.
Myths legends and stories are mainly used to explain something. Greek myths explain the creation of earth, sickness, pain and suffering (Pandora) and why bad things happen. (The Gods punishments) When someone thought of a question that no one could plausibly answer they created legends.
The Hercules for myth is more violent than in the movies Ofcorse because it's a kids movie!
There are Greek and Roman myths and legends. Have you ever heard of Hercuels, Medusa, Jupiter, Zeus.
The story of Hercules is written by the authors Ovid and Theocritus. Hercules (who was also known as Heracles), was the son of Zeus and Alcmene, the wife of Amphitryon. As a father, Zeus had great hopes for his offspring. On the day of his birth, he announced to all the gods the arrival of a child t…o his kingdom who would become king. Hera, who was the guardian of married women, delayed the arrival of Hercules. Eurystheus, the cousin of Hercules, who was a "spineless creature", came into the world before Hercules. Zeus had to live up to his promise and made Eurystheus king. As a result of this, Hercules could only be a champion in his service to his family and the world. Hercules demonstrated his strength right from birth. He choked the serpents that had been sent to him by the jealousHera. When he was born, he was first named Alcide ("the strong") but was renamed "Heracles" ("the glory of Hera") after overcoming the tests that were imposed on him by Hera. Hercules was educated by Linus, the musician. He learned literature and music but was found to be a mischievous student. When Linus wanted to beat him one day, Hercules grabbed a stool and hit Linus with it, killing him. At his trial, Hercules was acquitted on the grounds that he was only defending himself. Amphitryon feared his adopted son (most likely due to his strength) and sent him to a Scythian cattleman, Teutarus, who taught Hercules archery. At the age of eighteen, Hercules spent fifty days trying to kill the lion of Cithaeron. Each night he returned to the palace of King Thespius. Because King Thespius wanted to have Hercules father his grand-children, he put one of his fifty daughters in Hercules' bed each night. Thus, Hercules had fifty sons, the Thespeiades, who would eventually colonize Sicily. Hercules married Megara, the daughter of the Theban king. However, this marriage was not successful. Hera, who was still jealous of Hercules, made Hercules go mad and made him kill his children and threaten Amphitryon, who would have died because of Hercules if Athena hadn't stopped him. To repent from his crime, he decided to leave his wife, Megara, and put himself at the service of Eurystheus, his cousin who was now king. Eurystheus sent Hercules on a mission over his twelve years of servitude, a mission with twelve labours. On his mission of twelve labours, he strangled the Nemean lion and made himself armour from the hide. Secondly, he cut off the many heads of the Lernaean Hydra and brought back the enormous Erymanthian Boar alive. With his arrows, he shot down the many birds of the Stymphalian Marsh who raided the crops and killed men. As well, he cleaned the stables of Augeias by diverting the courses of two big rivers, the Alpheus and the Peneius. He completed this task in just one day. Furthermore, he brought back the angry Cretan Bull (alive for that matter) who breathed fire through his nostrils. He killed Diomedes, who gave his horses human flesh to eat. He also seized the girdle given by Ares to Hippolyta. Using the sun's golden cup, he brought Geryon's cattle back to Greece from the Far East, fighting along the way with enemies who included Neleus, who was the king of Pylus. Hercules retrieved the golden apples from the Garden of the Hesperides, challenging the giant, Antaeus, the Pygmies and the dragon, Ladon, and freeing Prometheus on the way. Lastly, from Hades, he brought Cerberus, the dog who defended the gates of Hades. . When he returned back to Eurystheus, he brought back the results of each labour to Eurystheus. Because Eurystheus was afraid of Hercules, Eurystheus shut himself within a bronze jar to protect himself. It is impossible to list all the feats that Hercules achieved. Hercules travelled everywhere, including the depths of hell. He stood up to the forces of a different kind and succeeded in injuring Hades and Herawith his arrows. Because of his feats, he was considered a superhuman, conceivably already a god. Hercules won the hand of Deianeira and lived with her in Calydon. Soon, after being chased by bad luck and Hera's vengefulness, he accidentally killed one of his father-in-law's pages. As a result of this incident, he had to leave with his wife and son and when they crossed the River Evenus. Nessus, the boatman, tried to rape Deianeira. Before Nessus was killed by Hercules, he had enough time to tell her that his blood was a love potion which would bring back her husband's affection should she ever lose his affection. After, Hercules went mad and went to ask Pythia, priestess of Apollo, of her opinion. She said that to free himself of this evil, he must sell himself as a slave to someone. Omphale, the Queen of Lydia, bought him and he was in her service for three years. This long separation between Hercules and Deianeira led him to court Iole, who was the daughter of Eurytus. However, when Deianeira was informed of this, she sent a new piece of clothing to Hercules which she had soaked in Nessus' blood. Hercules, who suspected nothing, put on the tunic and was seized by incredible pain. He tried to tear the piece of clothing off but it stuck to his skin; the love potion turned out to be poison. Hercules built a pyre and asked his companions to ignite it. When the flames started to leap into the air, there was a strike of thunder, and Hercules was taken up to heaven; he had just been immortalized. On Olympus, he married Hebe (the goddess of eternal youth) and settled his differences with Hera.. (MORE)
The Nemean lion The Lernean hydra The Cerynian Hind The Erymanthian boar The Augean stables The Stymphalian Birds The Cretan Bull . The Horses of Diomedes. The Belt of Hippolyte The Cattle of Geryon The Apples of the Hesperides Cerberus
A Greek myth is a myth is like information on Greek Gods/Goddesses. For example, Zeus, Hercules, Cyclops, Apollo, Athena, Hades, Poseidon, Hermes, Aphrodite, Pan, Rhea, Pegasuses, Sirens, Medusa, Triton, and all of the other Greek Gods and Goddesses.
Greek. They probably imagined them after coming across elephant-type skulls (elephant-type animals used to be much more prevalent than they are today).
From my reading it appears that he may be legend. Hercules was his Roman name and Heracles his Greek name. He was the son of Zeus and Alcema. Alcema was the wife of Amphitryon. He grew up in Thebes as the son of Amphitryon
The "Flook" cartoon strip was a creation by Wally Fawkes who signed off as "Trog" .
THE SHADOW is me stepping over the half way line leaping into the atnosphere....and i prefer the myth of the golden fleece!! HERCULES he has rabees he is the ultimate flea and eats chick peas HErcules is a sneaky
Not necessarily, they have the same kinds of gods ,but with different names and meanings both have a sun god, god of the seas, goddess of beauty ,and so on (hope this helps).
He was not in a myth. He is a myth and a Legend in greek literature.
Ancient Greeks didn't have lots of science and technology, so they depended on myths too explain how the earth and many natural causes were first formed. These stories used Gods and Goddesses to explain how things were created, almost how like in the bible, the first "story" is how God separated sky… and earth, and created water, etc. Hope that this helped! (MORE)
The creator of the Tasmanian Devil cartoon was Robert McKimson. The cartoon character is also known by the name Taz and is featured in the Looney Tunes cartoons.