Heracles: Strongman of Ancient Greek Mythology

The core of the story of Heracles has been identified as originating in Neolithic hunter culture and traditions of shamanistic crossings into the netherworld. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Introduction Heracles, born Alcaeus[1] (Ἀλκαῖος, Alkaios) or Alcides[2], was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, and the foster son of Amphitryon.[3] He was a great-grandson and half-brother (as they are both[…]