Deianira was the second wife of the Greek hero and demi-god Herakles (better known as Hercules, son of the god Zeus...
Etruscan Bronze Mirror Showing Hercules
An Etruscan bronze mirror back showing the abduction of Miacuch by Hercules. 500-475 BCE. (British Museum, London)
Etruscan Votive Statuette of Hercle
Etruscan votive bronze statuette of Hercle (Heracles), 4th - 2nd century BCE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
The Farnese Hercules is an ancient sculpture, probably an enlarged copy made in the early 3rd century CE and signed...
Gilded Bronze Hercules
A colossal gilded bronze statue of Hercules, 2.41 m high. 2nd century BCE. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
Greek mythology, as in other ancient cultures, was used as a means to explain the environment in which humankind lived...
Heracles and the Lernaean Hydra
Amphora with Heracles and the Lernaean Hydra (an ancient serpent-like water monster), circa 525 BC, from Etruria (Italy...
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...
Herakles & the Lernaean Hydra
Hydria (ceramic water container) depicting Heracles killing the Lernaean Hydra (an ancient serpent-like water monster...
Herakles fighting Triton
Attic Hydria depicting Herakles fighting Triton, from Vulci, around 520 BCE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)