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Heracles (Hercules): Later Adventures and Death
Heracles (Hercules): Later Adventures and Death

Characters in Heracles (Hercules): Later Adventures and Death

Meet the Cast

Heracles (Hercules)

Heracles, the WandererWhat does a hero do after he's completed his quest? He keeps on questing, of course. But what is the Herculator looking for? What does he really want? Is he dying to be a god?...

Hera (Juno)

The queen of the gods absolutely despises Heracles, because he is yet another reminder of her husband Zeus' cheating, philandering ways. Though she gave most of Zeus' illegitimate kids a hard time,...

Hylas

Hylas was a prince of the Dryopians and companion to Heracles. Many say that the young man was also Heracles' lover, making the boy a lot like Heracles' other famous eromenos (boy lover) Iolaus. Wh...

Omphale

Heracles starts out as the slave of this beautiful Libyan queen, but he ends up being her husband. Besides being Heracles' second wife, Omphale is most famous for making the mighty hero dress in wo...

Deianira

You'd think Heracles might think twice before he married someone whose name meant "husband destroyer." Nevertheless, Heracles got hitched to Deianira, making her his third wife. Deianira ended up e...

Achelous

Achelous is the god of the largest freshwater river in Greece. Sometimes he was even thought of as the god of freshwater in general, but most of the time Poseidon got this title. He's most famous f...

Nessus

Nessus is a centaur. Like the rest of his kind, he has the upper torso of a man stuck on to the body of a horse. The Greeks thought that most centaurs were wild savages. Nessus lives up to this rep...

Hebe

Hebe is Hera's daughter and the goddess of youth. Heracles marries Hebe when he becomes a god on Mount Olympus. Their marriage symbolizes how Hera has finally let bygones be bygones.