Herakles was the product of his affair infuriating Hera even more. In a jealous attempt to kill Herakles, Hera sends two snakes to his bed (ACM 33). Herakles with his strength is able to save both himself and his mother by killing both the snakes with his bare hands. Because of this Herakles was raised by a variety of experts in various fields of fighting. Jason on the other hand was rescued by his father and was raised by only one mentor.
The Medusa was a Gorgan, a terrifying female creature who had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying gaze that turned those who looked into it to stone. After slaying the women-beast, he took his mother back to her native Argos, he threw a discus that accidentally killed his grandfather, thus fulfilling the prophecy.  Around 1554 C.E, Cosimo I de' Medici (June 12, 1519 – April 21, 1574), the Grand Duke of Tuscany employed Benvenuto Cellini to create a statue that was imaginative, impressive, and would remind people of himself.  Whether the statue actually is a rendering depicting Cosimo is unknown and unlikely but what is known is that it depicts the result of the fight betweentwo people, Perseus the victor, presenting the head to the gods, and Medusa, her headless body under his feet and her head in his hand. Perseus, with his winged sandals and hat given to him by the god Hermes stands about eighteen feet tall and is made of cast bronze.
Each battle is a representation of good vs. evil. He fights Grendal who is a hideously gruesome monster that would feed on the people of Denmark. He battles Grendal’s mother who kills the king’s closest friend for revenge, and the dragon was guarding a treasure and would kill any man who dared to pass. Another example of how the battles are similar is that Beowulf cannot kill his enemies with normal weapons. In the fight with Grendal, his men’s swords could not penetrate Grendal’s skin.
In chapter 10, Simon tries to tell the other boys that the real beast is their own selves, while at the same time they are screaming, "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill His Blood!" Simon is stabbed with a spear and dies. There is no civilization in the novel.
Hercules stunned the beast with his olive-wood club and then strangled it with his bare hands. It is said that he skinned the lion, using the lion's sharp claws, and ever after wore its hide. Two: Kill the Lernean Hydra The evil, snakelike Hydra had nine heads. If one got hurt, two would grow in its place. But Hercules quickly sliced off the heads, while his charioteer, Iolaus, sealed the
I know grendel is a monstrous creature because he kills without remorse throughout the entire book. …I saw myself killing them, on and on and on… ” (Gardner 81). This quote is when Grendel enters the mead hall in the night and all the Danes keep running at him trying to kill him. The next quote is right after the dragon puts his charm on Grendel who decides to test it out. “I held up the guard to taunt them, then held him still higher and leered into his face… As if casually… I bit his head off, crunched through the helmet and skull with my teeth and, sucked the blood that sprayed like a hot, thick geyser from his neck,” (Gardner 79).
Phobos, where the term phobia comes from, was the son of Ares, the god of war. His name means fear in Greek. Phobos used to go alongside his father into battle where he would witness firsthand the horrors of war. His mother was Aphrodites, the goddess of beauty. Her husband was Hephaestus, an ugly god, so she had countless trysts.
In the Greek mythology, Rhea was the wife of the Titan Kronos and Queen of heaven. When her husband heard a prophecy that he would be destroyed by one of his children, he took each of his six children (Hestia, Hades, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera and Zeus) and ate them as soon as they were born. What Kronos didn’t know was that the last child wasn’t a child at all. When Rhea bore her youngest, Zeus, in secret and hid him away in a cave. Instead she presented Kronos with a stone wrapped in clothes which he quickly devoured.
 His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in Greek art as holding Nike (Victory) in her hand, favored the triumphant Greeks.  Ares plays a relatively limited role in Greek mythology as represented in literary narratives, though his numerous love affairs and abundant offspring are often alluded to.  When Ares does appear in myths, he typically faces humiliation.  He is well known as the lover of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who was married to Hephaestus, god of craftsmanship.  The most famous story related to Ares and Aphrodite shows them exposed to ridicule through the wronged husband's clever device.
Greek heroes often put their lives in danger to save someone else, and typically descend from a divine ancestry. Among such great heroes such as Hercules and Achilles is the son of the Greek God, Zeus and the mortal princess of Argos, Danae. A divination declared that Perseus, their son, would grow up to kill King Acrisius, Danae’s father. Afraid of the prophecy, King Acrisius sent both Danae and her son floating through the sea in a chest. The chest was retrieved by Polydectes, the King of Seriphus, who later grew passionate about Danae and would’ve gone on to marry her by force had Perseus not been there.