Friday, 14 October 2016
Myth vs the Mouse: Hercules
Hercules was not the son of Zeus and Hera. He was not stolen from Olympus as a child and turned mortal, making him a demi god. He was a demi god because one of his parents was a mortal. Zeus was a known philander in ancient myth, much to his wife's dismay, often taking guises in order to seduce mortal women. Hercules's mother was one such woman - named Alcmene. He was also the great grandson/half brother of Perseus who Zeus had also fathered with a mortal.
I hope you have enjoyed this look at the real stories behind the animated feature.