Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Herakles/Hercules

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March 11th

Herakles/Hercules

This day celebrates the super-human strength of the Greek hero-God Herakles, son of Alcmene by Zeus. His many adventures included fighting a bull-headed snake to win the  love of his earthly wife Deianeira. During the battle, he tore off one of the animal’s horn which became the cornucopia. He then tought and killled the centaur Nessus, who had tried to rape her. Before Nessus died, he gave deianeria some of his Herakles by burning him. Distressed Herakles sacrificed himself upon Mt. Oeta. When Herakles was admitted to Mt. Olympus as a God, Zeus gave his daughter Hebe for his wife. They had two children, Alexiares and Anicerus.