What was Hercules 6th labor?

What was Hercules 6th labor?

HERCULES 6th LABOR; SLAYING THE STYMPHALIAN BIRDS King Eurystheus sent Hercules to slay the Stymphalian Birds. Hercules left and was on his way to slay the Stymphalian Birds. He was visited by Athena who gave him a special gift forged by Hephaestus.

What did Hercules use to get rid of the Stymphalian birds?

Still trying to kill him, his cousin, King Eury, gave Hercules his 5th labor – to kill the Stymphalian birds! Hercules made a large shield of sturdy bronze to protect his body from the feathers. He used poisoned arrows to shoot all the Stymphalian birds as they flew by overhead.

Which Labor does Hercules obtain the deadly poison for his arrows?

The Hydra’s blood
The Hydra’s blood was a deadly poison, so Heracles dipped his arrows in the blood to make sure that anyone he hit would die of his wound. Heracles would one day regret that the Hydra’s blood was so deadly.

What did Hercules have to do for the 12 labors?

He prayed to the god Apollo for guidance, and the god’s oracle told him he would have to serve Eurystheus, the king of Tiryns and Mycenae, for twelve years, in punishment for the murders. As part of his sentence, Hercules had to perform twelve Labors, feats so difficult that they seemed impossible.

What happens after Hercules complete the 12 labors?

Once Hercules completed every one of the labors, Apollo declared, he would be absolved of his guilt and achieve immortality. First, Apollo sent Hercules to the hills of Nemea to kill a lion that was terrorizing the people of the region. (Some storytellers say that Zeus had fathered this magical beast as well.)

Why does Hercules kill himself?

As he tried to remove it, the flesh ripped from his bones. Heracles chose a voluntary death, asking that a pyre be built for him to end his suffering. After death, the gods transformed him into an immortal, or alternatively, the fire burned away the mortal part of the demigod, so that only the god remained.

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