If there's one theme that keeps on popping up throughout Heracles' life, it's strength and skill. In pretty much every story, he performs some incredible superhuman act. In this origin story, we get to see some explanations as to why he's so amazing. Not only is he the son of Zeus and great grandson of Perseus, he's also suped up on Hera's amazing breast milk. (They should bottle and sell that stuff. They'd make a fortune.) We're guessing the incredible popularity of Heracles, is probably directly linked to his superhuman strength. Hmm, what do you think that says about us? Why is it that we admire physical strength so much?