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Heracles (Hercules) Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Women of Trachis by Sophocles

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

Dec 20, 2019

Heracles by Euripides

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Birds by Aristophanes

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.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Aeneid by Virgil

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


Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

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

Dec 20, 1995 - Dec 20, 1999

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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

Dec 20, 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.

Dec 20, 2019

Hercules, Digital Comic – Marvel Comics

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

Dec 20, 2019

God of War III

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

Dec 20, 2019

"Hercules" by Guster

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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