Helios (also Helius) was the god of the Sun in Greek mythology. He was thought to ride a golden chariot which brought...
Ancient Greek god of fire, metallurgy, and crafts, Hephaistos was the brilliant blacksmith of the Olympian gods, for...
Hera (Roman name: Juno), wife of Zeus and queen of the ancient Greek gods, represented the ideal woman and was goddess...
Herakles & The Augean Stables
Metope from the east side of the temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Herakles labours to clean the Augean Stables with the...
The pan-Hellenic mythological hero Hercules (or Herakles) was famed for his great strength and endurance and celebrated...
Hercules & The Nemean Lion
This Attic vase shows Hercules wrestling the Nemean Lion in one of his 12 labours. Late 6th, early 5th century BCE. Athena...
Hercules and Alcestis: Personal Excellence & Social Duty
For the ancient Greeks, the quality of arete (personal excellence) and the concept of eusebia (social duty) were most important...
Hercules and Atlas
Metope from the east side of the temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules holds the Earth on his shoulders with the aid...
Hercules and the Hydra
Hercules and the Hydra, Antonio Pollaiuolo (1431-1498 CE). This painting, which represents one of the Twelve Labors...
Hercules Fighting Death to Save Alcestis
Hercules Fighting Death to Save Alcestis by Frederic, Lord Leighton, 1869-71 CE.