These mythology flash cards cover the demi-god Hercules and his dozen trials for Queen Hera
There are 12 flash cards in this set (2 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|1. Nemean Lion
|- Heracles had to bring back the skin of a lion. Killed it using its own claws and with a club.
|2. Lernaean Hydra
|Serpent that had 9 heads (9th one was immortal). More heads grew when cut and a crab appeared. He killed the crab and Iolaus prevented the growth with a burning brand (wood) on the head.
|3. Cerynean Hind
|The hind had golden horns that were sacred to Artemis. Heracles caught it at the river of Ladon and carried it back.
|4. Erymanthian Boar
|A destructive animal that had to be brought back alive.
|5. Augean Stables
|Heracles had to clean the cattle stable of Augea, son of Helius. He diverted the rivers Alpheus and Peneus. Side labor he instituted the Olympic Games.
|6. Stymphalian Birds
|Heracles was required to shoot these bird creatures. Athena gave him brazen castanets (curved music instrument)
|7. Cretan Bull
|Minos' bird that was supposed to be sacrificed to Poseidon. Heracles caught it.
|8. Mares of Diomedes
|Heracles went to take Diomedes' flesh eating mares by feeding them Diomedes' blood.
|9. Girdle of Hippolyta
|Heracles was sent to fetch the girdle (belt) of Hippolyta (Queen of the Amazons). He killed her and took the girdle.
|10.The Cattle of Geryon
|[first conquest of death] Heracles was sent to get the cattle of Geryon. Geryon is a three-bodied monster. Helius helped him by giving him a golden cup to sail the river of ocean. Killed Geryon and sailed back with the cattle to Greece. Returned the cup to Helius.
|11. Apples of the Hesperides
|Heracles had to find the garden with the apples of Hesperides first by consulting Nereus (sea-god). The apples were a wedding gift to Hera. He killed the serpent Ladon protecting the apples
|Final labor is to fetch Cerberus (the three-headed hound of Hades). Needed aid of Hermes and Athena.