Heracles (Hercules): Birth and Early Adventures Study Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Who are Heracles' parents?
- How does Hera try to keep Heracles from being born? Why does she do this?
- How does Hera try to kill Heracles?
- Why does Athena help Heracles? How does she help him?
- How did Heracles get his name?
- Who is Heracles' brother?
- How is Zeus' seduction of Alcmene different from his seduction of other women?
- Pick a hero from a modern adventure movie. Super heroes, action stars, boy wizards – any will do. Compare and contrast the hero to Heracles.
- If a guy like Heracles was Greece's greatest hero, what do you think that says about their culture? What did they value in human beings? What did they strive for?