Greek Religion is very interesting. One thing is that there are loads of stories about the gods and goddesses. When it came time for the Romans to take power, they had no ideas, so they adapted ideas from the Greeks and just changed them around a little bit. The Greeks believed in some heroes, just like they did gods and goddesses. There were five main heroes that they believed in.
One of the Greek Heroes was Jason. Jason was born as a mortal. He is believed to have been the leader of a group of sailers called the Argonauts. Jason is believed to have recovered the Golden Fleece.
Another hero is Hercules. Hercules was believed to be the son of Zeus and a mortal woman. He was also believed to be the strongest man in the world. He performed the twelve labors. The labors are as follows:
1. Kill the ferocious lion
2. To kill the Hydra (Hydra had a lot of heads, and was hard to kill)
3. To capture the Cerynitian Hind
4. To bring back the Erymanthian boar
5. To clean the Augean stables
6. Kill the Stymphalian Birds
7. Bring the Cretan bull to Queen Pasiphae for marriage
8. To bring Eurystheus the mares of Diomedes (horses)
9. Retrieve the Hippolyte's Belt
10. To steal the Cattle of Geryon
11. Bring back the Apples of Hesperides
12. Capture the Cerberus
Theseus was another Greek hero. The only difference with Theseus was that he was born as a mortal. He killed the Minotaur of Crete.
Next, there was Perseus. Perseus was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman. He killed the Medusa.
Finally, there was Bellerophon. Bellerophon was also born as a mortal like Theseus. He killed a dragon known as the chimera, and he was aided with the help of Pegasus. Bellerophon was punished by the gods for trying to climb Mount Olympus.