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Heracles (Hercules): Birth and Early Adventures

Heracles (Hercules): Birth and Early Adventures

Heracles (Hercules): Birth and Early Adventures Study Questions

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  1. Who are Heracles' parents?
  2. How does Hera try to keep Heracles from being born? Why does she do this?
  3. How does Hera try to kill Heracles?
  4. Why does Athena help Heracles? How does she help him?
  5. How did Heracles get his name?
  6. Who is Heracles' brother?
  7. How is Zeus' seduction of Alcmene different from his seduction of other women?
  8. Pick a hero from a modern adventure movie. Super heroes, action stars, boy wizards – any will do. Compare and contrast the hero to Heracles.
  9. 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?

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