Hercules, stripped of his armor, fighting the Nemean lion.
Hercules, stripped of his armor, fighting the Nemean lion. Hercules is the most famous member of the Argonauts and perhaps the most famous hero of all time. And, like all heroes, he was given many challenges to overcome to reach his goal. In this case, it was the Twelve Labours of Heracles, a penance for killing his wife and children during a temporary bought of insanity. Original artwork courtesy of Yaroslav Radeckiy

Hercules: The most famous Argonaut

Hercules

I have had my website about the Argonauts for 15 years today. The myth of the Argonauts is one of the first western adventure stories about a hero on a literal quest for an object, which is a symbolic quest for self-improvement. Hercules was one of the sailors on the Argo along with Jason and the rest of the Argonauts.

Today, yet another movie about the myth was released, and I have to say I’m excited to see this movie. Plus I like the Rock and he is wearing a beard made from yak testicle hair.

We’ll be adding more info soon. In the meantime, if you want to read one of the original stories about Hercules, we suggest The Story of Jason and the Argonauts.

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