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In Greek mythology, the Twelve Labours of Hercules were a series of legendary feats performed by the hero Herakles, whose name was later Romanised as Hercules.


Driven mad by Hera, Herakles slew his wife Megara and their children. After recovering his sanity, he traveled to the Sanctuary of Delphi to inquire how he could atone for his actions; he was instructed by the Pythia to go to Tiryns [citation needed] and serve his cousin, King Eurystheas of Mycenae, for twelve years. Therefore, Eurystheus set twelve tasks for Herakles.[1]

List of the labours

Behind the scenes

Seven of the actual metopes of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia which depict Herakles' labours are faithfully recreated in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. However, they can also be found inaccurately decorating numerous other temples and even the Parthenon.

While unconnected to his atonement there is an event jokingly and informally referred to as the Thirteenth Labor where Herakles impregnated the fifty daughters of Thespius, king of Thespiae, in a single night. Many dynastic lines trace their lineage back to this event, including the Agiads and Eurypontids of Sparta, and the Argeads of Makedonia.




  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArgolis: The Nemean Lion
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Nemean Lion
  3. Assassin's Creed: Pirates
  4. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArgolis: The Hydra
  5. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArgolis: Learna Swamp
  6. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyEuboea: The Keryneian Hind
  7. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: The Erymanthian Boar
  8. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: The Augean Stables
  9. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArkadia: The Stymphalian Birds
  10. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArkadia: Stymphalos
  11. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyMessara: The Kretan Bull
  12. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyMakedonia: The Mares of Diomedes
  13. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyKorinthia: The Belt of Hippolyta
  14. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyArkadia: The Cattle of Geryon
  15. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyHydrea: The Golden Apples of the Hesperides
  16. Assassin's Creed IIGlyph: In the Beginning
  17. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: Cerberos
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