Name: _________________________________________________Date: _______________ Hercules Assignment Answer the following questions after reading of the life and adventures of Hercules. When necessary, please use complete sentences. Be sure to use facts from the reading to back up your answers. Since many of these questions require lengthy answers, you will need to put your answers on your own paper. Hercules 1. Who were Hercules’ parents? 2. Why would Hera be so jealous as to try to kill Hercules when he was only an infant? 3. Explain the incident that convinced Hercules to always follow the “hard way.” 4. How did Hercules end up banished to the hills? 5. How did Hercules win the respect of the herdsmen? 6. Who was Hercules’ wife? 7. What happens to her and how does it happen? 8. What did Hercules have to do to make up for his horrible behavior? 9. What advice did Theseus try to give Hercules? 10. Who gave Hercules the Twelve Labors? 11. Name at least three elements of mythology that you saw in Hercules. (The essential elements of mythology are in your notes). For each element in mythology that you list, give an example of where it was in the text. The Twelve Labors of Hercules 12. Why did Hercules have to complete the Twelve Labors? 13. List, in order, the Twelve Labors. 14. Describe, using facts from the reading, each of the Twelve Labors. Include how he completed them and anyone he used to help him complete them. 15. Who was Pholus? 16. What did Hercules use the riches he took from Elis for? 17. Who was Hippolyta? 18. Who was Prometheus and what did Hercules do for him? 19. Who was Atlas and what did her do for Hercules? 20. Name at least three elements of mythology that you saw in The Twelve Labors of Hercules. (The essential elements of mythology are in your notes). For each element in mythology that you list, give an example of where it was in the text.
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