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Hercules and Telephus - Jean Duchesne Aine - Kingfisher Publishing - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W

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Hercules and Telephus - Jean Duchesne Aine - Kingfisher Publishing - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W

Jean Duchesne Aine, was the Curator of Prints at the National Library, as well as an Art historian. He was also a Freemason of the Templars with the rank of Grand Preceptor of North America.

Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek Heracles, who was the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures.

One cycle of these adventures became canonical as the "Twelve Labours,"

  1. Slay the Nemean Lion.
  2. Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.
  3. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis.
  4. Capture the Erymanthian Boar.
  5. Clean the Augean stables in a single day.
  6. Slay the Stymphalian Birds.
  7. Capture the Cretan Bull.
  8. Steal the Mares of Diomedes.
  9. Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta.
  10. Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon.
  11. Steal the apples of the Hesperides.
  12. Capture and bring back Cerberus.
Telephus was the son of Heracles and Auge, daughter of king Aleus of Tegea. He was intended to be king of Tegea, but instead became the king of Mysia. He was wounded by the Achaeans when they were coming to sack Troy and bring back Helen to Sparta.

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