Long ago, in the ancient land of Greece, there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes. And the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was the mighty Hercules. Hercules was the son of Zeus, the most powerful God. Zeus fell in love with a beautiful woman named Alcmene. Alcmene's husband was away for a while. Zeus made Alcmene pregnant. Alcmene: (beside the river washing clothes) (thunder effect) (Zeus came) (light effects and thunder sound)
This made Hera so angry. Since Zeus was not a good husband to his wife. She tried to prevent the baby from being born.
(Alcmene gave birth): baling hilak ni jhocy..
Scully(midwife): Its a boy!!!
Jhocy: Give him to me, I'll name him Hercules.
(The name Hercules means glorious gift of Hera in Greek. And that made Hera more angry. She plotted schemes to kill the baby.)
(Setting: Crib, Snake thingy.)
Hera remained angry. How could she get even? Hera knew that she would lose in a fight, and that she wasn't powerful enough to prevent Zeus from having his way.
Hera: I'll make his life miserable. I’ll pay Zeus back for his infidelity, I'll make Hercules' life miserable.
When Hercules grew up, he became a very strong warrior. He married Megara and they had a happy family. (music) But Hera continued to seek revenge. She disguised herself as a mortal and planned to ruin the happy marriage.
Hera: Is this the land where the famous hero named Hercules lived? Megara: Yes, Why do you ask?
Hera: I know him. We met and he told me to run away with him. He promised his love to me and I am here to fulfill that promise. Hera: (shocked) dalagan pauli.
(ga hilak si nikki. ni duol si dyle)
Hercules: Megara what’s wrong?
Megara: YOU BETRAYED ME!
Hercules: What are you saying?
Megara: I met a woman when I was in the market, she told me everything. EVERYTHING BETWEEN YOU AND HER!!! Hercules: (confused) I don't know what your talking about.
Voice over Hera: She's making it all up Hercules. She’s the one who wants to get rid of you. She had an affair. She's guilty. KILL HER! KILL Her!! Hercules: Who are you?
Hera: I am your guardian. Kill her, kill your family, they deserve it. Hercules: arrrgghhh!! (grabs his sword and kills his wife. Then his children. after that, he then realized what he just did. (sobbing, regret) (Hercules went outside his house)
Hercules: I myself am the murderer of my dearest.
Amphytrion: Yes, but you were out of your mind. (trembling)
Hercules: Shall I spear my own life? Then, I will avenge upon myself these deaths.
Hercules prayed to Apollo, He is the god of sun. He had many divine responsibilities. He was also the god of healing and music. The Greeks believed that Apollo knew what would happen in the future, he could advise the people how to act.
Hercules: I killed my dear ones. Help me get rid of this evil inside me. Apollo: You have been spared my dear one, in the town of Delphi you shall seek the Delphic oracle. You will find the answers there.
(Hercules traveled to Delphi and confronted the oracle.)
Oracle: (scrutinized Hercules) You need to be purified. And only a terrible pennants can do that. Go to my cousin, Eurystheus, king of Mycenae and submit to whatever he demands.
Narrator: The oracle knew what Eurystheus was like and he would beyond question purge Hercules thoroughly. Eurystheus was by no means stupid. But of a very ingenious turn of mind, and when the strongest man on earth came to him humbly, He devise a series of difficult and dangerous penances. It was said that Eurysthues was helped and urged on by Hera.
King Eurysthues: I am here to give you the 12 labors. Your first task is to kill the lion of Nemea. He is a beast no weapons could wound. The second, you go to Lerna and kill Hydra, a creature with nine heads. The third, bring back alive a stag with horns of gold. The fourth, capture a great boar, in...
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