Mythical Heroes

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Mythical Heroes
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  1. Opposed by Hera; strangled two of her serpents in his crib
    Heracles
  2. Completed 12 Labours after murdering Megara, his first wife, and kids
    Heracles
  3. Served under Queen Omphale after murdering Iphitus, during which time he dressed as a woman
    Heracles
  4. Before ascending Olympus to fight the Gigantomachy, he gave Philoctotes his bow/arrows
    Heracles
  5. Landed the first wound in the Calydonian boar hunt; thus Meleager gave her the pelt
    Atalanta
  6. Killed Hylaeus and Rhaceus for attempting to assault her during the Hunt
    Atalanta
  7. Melanion used the Golden Apples to beat her in a footrace, thus winning her in marriage
    Atalanta
  8. After having sex in the temple of Zeus, she and Melanion were turned into lions
    Atalanta
  9. His father's 3rd wife, Kaikeyi, used a boon to force his exile from Ayodhya
    Rama
  10. Through the use of a golden deer, his wife Sita was captured by Ravana and taken to Lanka
    Rama
  11. Bowing to the wishes of the people, he exiled Sita despite her faithfulness
    Rama
  12. He fought is two sons, Kusa and Lava, until Hanuman in the form of a horse revealed the truth
    Rama
  13. Sent after the Golden Fleece after an oracle warned Pelias to beware a man with one sandal
    Jason
  14. While travelling on the Argo, he and his crew saved Phineas from the Harpies
    Jason
  15. After his betraying Medea, she murdered his new fiancee Glauce (Creusa) and her father
    Jason
  16. Killed when a timber from the Argo struck his head
    Jason
  17. His father Aegeus sent sandals and a sword under a rock, to be retrieved with Aethra's help
    Theseus
  18. On his journey to Athens, he dispatched Periphetes, Sinis, the Cromyonnian Sow, Sciron, Cercion, and Procrustes
    Theseus
  19. After sending him after the Marathonian Bull, Medea (wife of Aegeus) tried to poison him
    Theseus
  20. On a journey to Hades to capture Persephone, he and his friend Pirithous were trapped on a magic bench.
    Theseus
  21. He would be fully immortal, but his mother Thetis held him by the foot when he was dipped in the Styx
    Achilles
  22. Refused to fight after Agamemnon took Briseis, but changed his mind after Hector killed Patroclus
    Achilles
  23. After dragging Hector's body around Troy, he allowed Priam to claim the body
    Achilles
  24. Paris fired the lucky shot that hit him on his motal point, and Odysseus was given his divine armour.
    Achilles
  25. At birth, he was swapped with a daughter of Nanda and Yasoda to escape Kamsa
    Krishna
  26. As a child, he killed/freed several daemons - Putana (killer of infants), Bakasura (crane), Kaliya (serpant - he is often seen dancing on its many hoods)
    Krishna
  27. Established his superiority over rain deity Indra by lifting the Govardhana hill to protect herders
    Krishna
  28. Appears in the Mahabharata as Arjuna's charioteer; in the Bhagavad Gita offers advice concerning fighting his own kin
    Krishna
  29. The only man allowed to sit in the Siege Perilious, as he captured the Holy Grail
    Sir Galahad
  30. His father Lancelot was a descendent of Joseph of Arimathaea; conceived when Elaine appeared to Lancelot as Guinevere
    Sir Galahad
  31. Proved to be the destined Grail-capturer by pulling the sword of Balin from marble
    Sir Galahad
  32. After finding the Grail, he healed Pellam, who Balin wounded with the Sword of Longinius
    Sir Galahad
  33. According to the Chanson de ___, after sounding the horn Oliphant at Roncesvalles, his head exploded
    Roland
  34. His sword Durendal has a thread from the Virgin Mary's cloak in its hilt; also has a tooth of Peter, a hair of Denys, and a drop of blood from Basil
    Roland
  35. Attempting to break Durendal at Roncesvalles resulted in the formation of a deep cleft, his namesake Breche in the Pyrrenes
    Roland
  36. He was betrayed by his stepfather Ganelon, who was executed for treason by dismemberment
    Roland
  37. Following Zeus' kidnapping of his sister Europa, he and his brothers Phoenix and Cilix were ordered by Agenor to not return to Tyros without her
    Cadmus
  38. After consulting the oracle, he was told to follow a cow. He founded Thebes where it sat down.
    Cadmus
  39. He killed the dragon that killed his men and buried its teeth. Warriors sprang up, and they fought until only 5 remained
    Cadmus
  40. After he and his wife travelled to Illyria, they were turned into serpents
    Cadmus

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