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12 Labours of Herakles

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Once upon a time, according to ancient Greek myth, there lived a race of half-gods. They did not live forever like the gods, but were stronger, more courageous, more beautiful than humans. They were called Heroes. One of the most remarkable among them was Herakles (Hercules) - you can recognise him straight away because of his strenght and huge muscles!

Why did Herakles carry out the 12 Labours?. The most common version of the myth tells how Hera sent Herakles into a fit of madness, during which he killed his wife and children. The oracle at Delphi told him that because of this he must serve Eurystheus, king of Tiryns, for twelve years. Eurystheus made Herkles carry out twelve gruelling tasks on his servant.

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