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The myth of Hercules is defined by the fact that he, son of Zeus, is NOT a God, like the others on Mt. Olympus, but only a demi-god -- being the product of Zeus, a God, and Alcmene, a mortal. In this way, much of the tale is about Hercules, feeling unwanted in the realms of both Gods and men, finding a way to cope with his own mortality and define himself as ...

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