The ancient Greeks were an active and energetic people, not afraid to learn the real world. The boundless thirst for knowledge overwhelmed their fear of an unknown danger. The creation of myths was the first step of man to creativity and self-knowledge. Gradually from different stories originated in various areas of the Greek land, there were whole cycles about the fate of the heroes and the gods who patronized them. The Ancient Greek gods were like people in all: kind, generous and merciful, but at the same time cruel, vindictive and insidious. Why, then, did the Greek myths form the basis of universal culture and deeply penetrated the ideas and way of thinking of modern man? Artists, poets and sculptors were primarily attracted by the depth and artistry of mythical images. But, apparently, not only in this it is necessary to search for an explanation of that force of influence on people which the Greek mythology carried in itself. It originated as an attempt by the ancients to explain the appearance of life on Earth, the causes of natural phenomena of nature, before which man was powerless, to determine his place in the surrounding world.
Apples of the Hesperides. Twelfth feat of HerculesThe most difficult feat of Hercules in the service of Eurystheus was his last, twelfth feat. Hercules was to go to the great titan Atlas, who holds the firmament on his shoulders, and get three golden apples from his gardens, which the daughters of Atlas Hesperides
A comment. Hercules, son of Zeus – one of the most beloved heroes of Greece. He fought against all the dark and evil. He is a very strong person (like Atlas, he held the firmament on his shoulders). In addition, he has a mind, wit and cunning. He performed feats (you already read about one of them) and suffered a lot. Poets of all times used myths about Hercules in their works.