How many labors did Hercules perform?
Herecules did twelve Labors.
Hercules was given 12 labors to perform in total. The original number was ten, but King Eurystheus added two more because he thought two of the original ten didn't count: Hercules received the help of his nephew Iolaus in slaying the Hydra, and received payment for cleaning the Augean stables/ the rivers her diverted into the stables did all the cleaning for him.
The goddess Hera, determined to make trouble for Hercules, made him lose his mind. In a confused and angry state, he killed his own wife and children. When he awakened from his "temporary insanity," Hercules was shocked and upset by what he'd done. He prayed to the god Apollo for guidance, and the god's oracle told him he would have to serve Eurystheus, the king of Tiryns and Mycenae, for twelve years, in punishment for…