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Heracles (Hercules)'s Police Reports
The Attempted Murder of Baby Heracles
Case Description: Complainant (Alcmene) accuses defendant (Hera) of attempting to murder her baby son, Heracles. Complainant alleges that Hera place snakes in the child's crib out of anger that her...
The Murder of Heracles' Children
Case Description: Defendant (Heracles) accused of murdering of his children by his wife Megara.Case Status: Heracles was found guilty (though it seems Hera had something to do with it) and sentence...
Missing Person Report: Hylas
Case Description: The hero Heracles filed a missing person report for his friend Hylas, who disappeared while sailing with Jason and the Argonauts on their famous quest for the Golden Fleece. Herac...
Laomedon and His Horses (Sacking of Troy)
Case Description: Complainant (Heracles) accuses the defendant (Laomedon) of fraud for withholding payment for the hero's services. Heracles claimed that he agreed to slay the sea monster Cetus in...
The Poisoning of Heracles
Case Description: Deianira, the victim's third wife is accused of poisoning her husband (Heracles) with Hydra venom. Case Status: Closed. The court trial revealed that Deianira was unaware that she...
Accusations of Bigamy
Case Description: An anonymous complaint (all signs point to Hera) has been filed against Heracles accusing him of bigamy. The complaint alleges that Heracles has married three mortal women and one...
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