How does the cartoon movie Hercules illustrate the typical Greek myth?

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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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What are Greek myths?

is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient greeks concering their gods and heroes .

What are the differences between the Hercules myth and Disney's Hercules?

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 (MORE)

Who wrote the Greek myth Hercules?

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 (MORE)

What is the theme of the Greek myth Hercules?

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

Was Hercules one of the Greek gods?

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 (MORE)

Is Hercules Greek or Roman?

Hercules is a Greek hero. -- The Greek hero was called Heracles. Hercules is simply his Latin (Roman) name.

What are some myths about Hercules?

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 (MORE)

What makes a Greek myth a myth?

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.

Who was the first animal cartoon illustrator?

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 (MORE)

What are the contribution of Hercules in the Greek mythology?

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 (MORE)

What were Greek myths about?

They explain natural phenomenons like how we have an echo, a spider, or even death. Mythology is fun to read about!

Were Roman myths based on Greek myths?

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.

What was the 12 tasks of the greek Hercules?

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 . (MORE)

In greek myths how did Hercules die?

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 (MORE)

Does hera come out in the cartoon movie Hercules?

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 (MORE)

Who was Hercules in greek mythology?

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

What did Hercules do in the myth?

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 (MORE)

What did myths do for Greeks?

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

Hercules is real Jesus is just a myth?

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. (MORE)

Who were the friends of Hercules the Greek god?

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 (MORE)

How was Hercules important to greek mythology?

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 (MORE)

Was Hercules was the greek god of war?

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.

Who is Apollo in the myth Hercules?

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.

What was Hercules side kick in the cartoon?

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 (MORE)

How do Norse myths differ from greek myths?

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.

Why did Greeks tell Greek myths?

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.

What is the story or myth of Hercules?

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 (MORE)

What is the twelve labors of Hercules myths?

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

What is a Greek myths?

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.

Was Hercules a myth or a legened?

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

Are Greek myths and roman myths the same?

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).

What did the myths do for the Greeks?

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 (MORE)