Heracles

  Homes of Heracles
  Education of Heracles
  Twelve Labours of Heracles
  Companions of Heracles
  The Heraclids      





Homes of Heracles

Kingdom Ruler
Thebes, Boeotia Creon Birth place of Heracles. Lived here, until he killed his children.
Tiryns (or Mycenae), Argolis Eurystheus Where he had to report to Eurystheus, when performing the Twelve Labours.
Lydia Omphale Lived as slave of Omphale.
Tegea, Arcadia Cepheus Lived here, when banished from Tiryns. Based for his campaigns in Peloponnese.
Calydon, Aetolia Oeneus Where he married Deianeira. Exiled for accidental killing of the cupbearer, Oeneus' nephew.
Trachis, Trachinia Ceyx Last home of Heracles.

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Education of Heracles

Below are the list of name who trained Heracles.

Name Education
Amphitryon, stepfather of Heracles. Driving chariot.
Castor, son of Zeus and Leda. Swordsmanship.
Eurytus, king of Oechalia. Archery.
Autolycus, son of Hermes, master thief. Wrestling.
Harpalycus, son of Hermes. Boxing.
Linus, possibly the son of Apollo. Lyre and music.

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Twelve Labours of Heracles

Here are the list of the Twelve Labours of Heracles, which the hero performed for his cousin, King Eurystheus of Mycenae and Tiryns. These tasks were to personally atone for murdering his children.

Labour Description
I Killed the Nemean Lion
II Killed the Hydra
III Captured the Cerynitian Hind
IV Captured the Erymanthian Boar
V Clean the Stable of Augeias
VI Drive out the Stymphalian Birds
VII Fetch the Cretan Bull
VIII Fetch the Mares of Diomedes
IX Fetch the Hippolyte's Belt
X Fetch the Cattle of Geryon
XI Fetch the Golden Apples of Hesperides
XII Fetch Cerberus, the Hound of the Underworld

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Companions of Heracles

Name Type Relatives
Iolaus Squire and charioteer of Heracles. Son of Iphicles and Automedusa; nephew of Heracles.
Hylas Squire of Heracles in the Argonautica. Son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, and of the nymph Menodice.
Telamon Companion in the Amazon adventure,
and lieutenant in war against Troy.
Son of Aeacus and Endeis.
Theseus Athenian hero; occasional companion. Son of Poseidon or Aegeus and of Aethra; cousin of Heracles.
Lichas Herald of Heracles.  
Galanthis Slavegirl and midwife of Alcmene.  

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The Heraclids

Below is the list of children of Heracles, known as the Heraclids. I have also listed his wives and lovers, beside the names of the children.

Any name of the woman with an asterisk *, indicates as Heracles' wife.

Mothers Children of Heracles
* Hebe (Ἥβη) Alexiares and Anicetos
* Megara (Μέγαρα), daughter of Creon of Thebes Therimachus, Deicoon, Creontiades
* Deïaneira (Δηιάνειρα), daughter of Oeneus of Calydon Hyllus (Ὓλλος), Glenus, Ctesippus, Odites, Macaria (daughter)
Auge (Αὔγη) or Astyocles, daughter of Aleus of Tegea Telephus (Τήλεφος)
* Omphale (Ὀμφάλη), daughter of Iardanes Lamus or Agelaus
Omphale's slave-girl Cleodaeës
Astyoche, daughter of Phylas Tlepolemus
Chalciope, daughter of Eurypylus Thettalus
Epicaste, daughter of Augeias Thestalus
Parthenope, daughter of Stymphalus Everes
Astydameia or Deïdameia, daughter of Amyntor Ctesippus
Autonoe, daughter of Peireus Palaimon
Rhea, a priestess Aventinus
Celtine, daughter of Bretannus Celtus
Pyrene snake
part woman, part serpent Agathyrsus, Gelonus, Scythes
49 daughters of King Thespius of Thespiae:
    Procis
    Panope
    Lyse
        ...
    Epilais
    Certhe
    Eurybia
    Patro
    Meline
    Clytippe
    Eubote
    Aglaia
    Chryseis
    Oreie
    Lysidice
    Menippis
    Anthippe
        ...
    Hippo
    Euboia
    Nice
    Argele
    Exole
    Xanthis
    Stratonice
    Iphis
    Laothe
    Antiope
    Calametis
    Phyleis
    Aischreis
    Antheia
    Eurypyle
    Erato
    Asopis
    Eone
    Tiphyse
    Olympousa
    Heliconis
    Hesiocheia
    Terpsicrate
    Elacheia
    Nicippe
    Pyrippe
    Praxithea
    Lysippe
    Toxicrate
    Marse
    Eurytele
    Hippocrate
51 sons
    Antileon and Hippeus
    Threpsippas
    Eumedes
    Creon
    Astyanax
    Iobes
    Polylaos
    Archemachos
    Laomedon
    Eurycapys
    Eurypylos
    Antiades
    Onesippos
    Laomenes
    Teles
    Entelides
    Hippodromos
    Teleutagoras
    Capylos
    Olympos
    Nicodromos
    Cleolaos
    Erythras
    Homolippos
    Atromos
    Celeustanor
    Antiphos
    Alopios
    Calametis
    Tigasis
    Leucones
        ...
    Archedicos
    Dynastes
    Mentor
    Amestrios
    Lyncaios
    Halocrates
    Phalias
    Oistrables
    Euryopes
    Bouleus
    Antimachos
    Patroclos
    Nephos
    Erasippos
    Lycourgos
    Boucolos
    Leucippos
    Hippozygos

Note that the list of Heracles' lovers and his children, come from Apollodorus' Library. A few names may be missing in the daughters of Thespius. Also this list may conflict with other list from other writers.

For example, another writer says Thespius' daughter Arge had twins, comparing this Procis who was mentioned in the above list having twins. Also I listed Toxicrate as the mother of Lycurgus, but another writer say that Lycurgus' mother was Praxithea.

There also seemed to be a son named Antimachus, whose mother was the daughter of Thespius, but was not listed in my list.

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