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The Poisoning of Heracles

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 was poisoning her husband. Heracles has since been turned into a god and remarried the goddess Hebe.

Full details on this case are filed away in the story of Heracles: Later Adventures and Death.