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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 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.
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No. First of all, though Zeus was by all accounts Hercules' father, Hera was not Hercules' mother. That title of distinction goes to a mortal woman named Alcmena. In the 1997 …animated feature film, both Zeus and Hera loved Hercules very much. In ancient Greek mythology, Hera hated Hercules due to jealousy issues, especially that Zeus loved Hercules more than Hera. In the movie, Zeus seemed to be a faithful husband to Hera. In mythology, he was more like a womanizer or polygamist. Hades was depicted as the main villain in the movie, while I think he was like a background character in the original myth. Pain and Panic, Hades' henchmen creatures in the movie, are nonexistent in Greek mythology. And the list goes on and on. Sidenote Disney essentially went downhill with the death of its founder, Walt Disney. Notable exceptions are The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. When Walt Disney died, the magic gradually faded away, overall. What Disney did to Hercules is just like taking the plot of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, changing important Biblical details, and transforming it into a comedy, whilst Mel Gibson's film is more melancholy. Though the following of the ancient Greek religion is now past its prime, the ancient Greeks took their belief in the gods and the legends of them very seriously.
Stratos,Hydros,Pyros and Lythos (Order: Wind,Ice,Lava,Rock) ;)
If you mean the Muses. There are 5 not 3 but the singers are, Lillias White, Vaneese Thomas, Cheryl Freeman, LaChanze & Roz Ryan.
It was a dark day. Hercules looked at the sky. He knew that the evil king had plenty more labor for him. He walked to his throne. He bowed, his hands behind his back to hide h…is clenched fists. He hated the king. The king lazily looked at Hercules, chuckling at his will to do his best, liberty or death. He pointed at him. "Ha! Hercules! I knew that you would come!" Hercules glowered. "I would like you to kill the hydra now." Hercules gasped. The king may be villainous, but he had to make a stand. "Eurystheus! My cousin! Why that wicked creature?" G2G now. I'll conclude. Hercules kills the hydra successfully, but with help of Iolaus. Hope I helped you!
Amphitryon and Alcemene
Batman is mortal, Hercules only half. Batman is modern & more cerebral using multi technologies & Herc was more of a gladiator.
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 Bel…t of Hippolyte The Cattle of Geryon The Apples of the Hesperides Cerberus
Half-god, half-mortal guy with superhuman strength, son of Zeus and Alcmena (no, not Hera).
hades, who reigns over the dead
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
There are many themes expressed in the myth of Hercules. Some are persistence, courage, strength, and love.
Hades does not sing any songs in Hercules .
superman is an alien and hercules is an olympian god
Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles.
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:
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 w…as condemned to horrible tasks and deed to make his rights wrong in the end he was killed i believe by his new wife who thought 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