Heracles (Hercules)

Heracles was a divine hero in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Alcmene and half-brother of Perseus. Heracles murdered his own children in a rage. As a punishment for the sin, he was ordered by his king, Eurystheus, to carry out ten difficult labors, known as the "Labours of Heracles." In Roman mythology he is known as Hercules rather than Heracles."