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Hercules: The Man, The Myth, The Hero By Kathryn Lasky, Mark Hess

First understanding the Iinfernal Mysteries at Eleusis, and with Hermes as a guide, he descended into the Underworld where he initial rescued Theseus who had earlier ventured there. Defeating Menoetes, herdsman of Hades, he went on to wound Hades and was granted permission to carry off Cerberus if he could defeat him with only his bare hands. Prosperous in this, he dragged Cerberus prior to Eurystheus and then released him back to Hades. Lavinia1 was daughter of the wise Arcadian Evander2 who emigrated to Italy and founded a city, Pallantium, on the banks of the river Tiber. The town of...