Eurystheus

Eurystheus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Greek mythology, Eurystheus meaning "broad strength" in folk etymology and pronounced was king of Tiryns, one of three Mycenaean strongholds in the Argolid, although other authors including Homer and Euripides cast him as ruler of Argos: Sthenelus was his father and the "victorious horsewoman" Nicippe his mother, and he was a grandson of the hero Perseus, as was his opponent Heracles. He was married to Antimache, daughter of Amphidamas. In the contest of wills between Hera and Zeus over whose candidate would be hero, fated to defeat the remaining creatures representing an old order and bring about the reign of the Twelve Olympians, Eurystheus was Hera's candidate and Heracles - though his name implies that at one archaic stage of myth-making he had carried "Hera's fame" - was the candidate of Zeus. The arena for the actions that would bring about this deep change are the Twelve Labors imposed on Heracles by Eurystheus.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 613574223X
  • 9786135742237