Hercules was the son of Zeus and Alcmene. He was plagued by Hera, who beset him with fits of madness. He married Megara, but killed her and their children. He had to perform twelve labors for Eurystheus. His trademarks were a lion skin, a club, and a bow and arrows. He married Deianira later, but pursued Iole. He was sold as a slave to Omphale. Hercules was poisoned with blood from Nessus that was tainted with toxin from the Lernaean hydra. He had Poeas light a funeral pyre on which he died. Hercules became a god, was reconciled with Hera, and married Hebe.
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