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Heracles (Hercules) Sightings

  • The Women of Trachis by Sophocles 440BC - 430BC

    Sophocles airs Heracles and Deianira's dirty laundry in this play.

  • Heracles by Euripides 416BC

    Heracles cries ever time he sees this play performed, because it retells the story of how he was driven mad and killed his family.

  • The Birds by Aristophanes 414BC

    Heracles is not a fan of this comedy. Not only is he not the star, but when he does appears at the end, he comes off pretty dumb.

  • The Aeneid by Virgil 29BC - 19BC

    Check out Book 8 of this epic poem to find out why the Arcadians worshipped Hercules as their special god.

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    Hercules shows up in this famous Roman epic poem. Book 9 includes the story of how he won Deianira as his wife.

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1995 - 1999

    Heracles enjoyed his stint as a TV actor in this series. He loved getting a chance to relive his monster-slaying glory days.

  • Hercules 1997

    Heracles has always admired music, so he jumped on the chance to star in this animated Disney movie. According to his profile, the Hercules soundtrack holds some of his favorite songs.

  • Hercules, Digital Comic – Marvel Comics 2005

    Heracles entered the Marvel universe in a Thor comic, but moaned and groaned until he got to star in his own series.

  • God of War III 2010

    Heracles did not authorize this representation of himself and was quite put out by it. In this videogame, Kratos, Heracles' half-brother defeats him.

  • "Hercules" by Guster 2010

    Heracles felt honored that the band Guster wrote a song for him, however, he wished the song's connection to his heroic deeds and bulging biceps was more clear.

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