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Hercules - Hercules Vs. Hera? Uh Uh.
Most people are a fan of the show Hercules, where Hercules battles the evil minions of his stepmother, Hera. But wait, back that up! In a war between Greeks and Romans, Greek captives would tell their myths to pass the time. The Romans liked these stories so much, though, that they brought them home with them, and changed the names to more latin sounding names. Zeus was Jupiter, Hera was Juno, and Hercules was the Roman name for Heracles. So, it should either be Heracles vs. Hera, or Hercules vs. Juno. You can only do one set, Mr. Sorbo.
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Knowledge of Greek and Roman names
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Notum on 05-14-2000
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Disgruntled writes:
Since when did the show follow mythology that closely anyway?
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denimjo writes:
This isn't the only instance. Aphrodite is the Greek name for the Goddess of Love, and Cupid is the Roman name for her son. IN Greek, Cupid was known as Eros.
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Anthony writes:
Notum is quite right, it is bad literature to mix up the two especially for Classics scholars but the program rarely has the story lines correct anyway !
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Caroline writes:
Who cares? The producers have juggled mythology a lot throughout the programme, (eg Autolycus was really a son of Apollo or something). It's the thought that counts and at least it's based loosely on mythology. When making shows and movies the truth is always twisted to make the plots more interesting. After all it wouldn't be as effective if the show was called "Heracles: The Legendary Journeys" would it?
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