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>File Not Found!< From what I've been able to find, there is no ancient source which tells such a story about Aidepsos (the commonly older transliteration of the town's name, which is Latinised as Aedepsus). It seems that this "legend" has been cobbled together from a random grab-bag created by eclectically appropriating a variety of sources talking ...


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From Wikipedia: A Euhemerist reading of the widespread Heracles cult was attributed to a historical figure who had been offered cult status after his death. Thus Eusebius, Preparation of the Gospel (10.12), reported that Clement could offer historical dates for Hercules as a king in Argos: "from the reign of Hercules in Argos to the deification of ...


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One source is Strabo, who calls the hot springs of Edipsos the "hot waters of Heracles" in Geography 9.4.2.


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There was a RL case of an explorer attacked by a (provoked) leopard, and strangling the leopard with his bare hands. Granted this was a leopard, not a lion; but neither was the explorer Heracles, so I suppose you could call it a "scaled down" equivalent. Carl Akeley describes his fight in detail here. He did not strangle the beast from behind, but ended ...


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Four years, according to the introductory plot summary of Seneca's play Phaedra, is the amount of time Theseus was in the Underworld. The Mechanics Thereof I think you've answered your own concern regarding how it is Theseus and Peirithous were able to remain alive while they were trapped in the Underworld. Considering the powers possessed by the gods and ...


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