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Heracles (Hercules) - The Attempted Murder of Baby Heracles

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 husband, Zeus, fathered the child.

Case Status: Pending. Zeus is not eager to see the case in court.

The full details of the case are filed away in the story of Heracles: Birth and Early Adventures.