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Aeneas

Aeneas

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Aeneas's Clique: Captains of the Football Team (Jocks)

Aeneas is not to be messed with on the battlefield, and we're guessing he could totally regulate on the football field, too. Sure, he's not totally popular with some of the big Greek jocks like Heracles—they're still holding a grudge because he's Trojan and his descendants founded Rome. But to all the Trojan and Roman fans out there, Aeneas is the jock of jocks.

Heracles

Heracles is the biggest, strongest, jockiest Greek hero of them all. His list of amazing feats is pretty much endless. Like Aeneas, Heracles did so much awesome stuff while he was alive that he became a god after he died. For a titanic pile of information on Heracles, check our files on "Heracles: The Twelve Labors" and "Heracles: Later Adventures and Death."

Thor

God of thunder and the son of Odin, Thor is a top dog to the ancient Norse people. Like Heracles, this guy is freakishly strong. The cults of these two jocks actually got totally mixed up over the years, and Heracles' club pennants became kind of interchangeable with the hammer pennants of Thor. Hmm, maybe their marketing team should've worked a little harder on brand recognition.

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is the awesome Sumerian/Babylonian king of Uruk. He is the star of The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem about his adventures and his quest for immortality and eternal life. Just like Aeneas, Heracles, and Thor, Gilgamesh gets into lots of trouble and defeats some pretty gross monsters.

King Arthur

King Arthur is a noble warrior and star of some very famous legends. Does the phrase "the knights of the round table" or the name Guinevere ring any bells? Well, King Arthur is basically the first knight in shining armor, and Guinevere is his ladylove who betrays him by falling in love with Sir Lancelot.

Cuchullain

Cuchullain is a rad hero from Celtic legends. He has a trusty, deadly spear that slaughters anything that comes in its path. Legend has it that Cuchullain was offered immortality, but he turned it down (how noble!). In battle, he is often described as being monster-like because he gets so stinkin' worked up.

Superman

That's right, you heard us. Superman also belongs in this clique of jocks. He's a very important American legend who has plenty of adventures and soars above any obstacles that come his way.

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