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Greek Gods and Goddess: Eurystheus

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Introduction to Eurystheus

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Eurystheus and the myths and legends surrounding Eurystheus, Eurystheus relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Eurystheus

He was the son of Sthenelus one of the brothers of Electryon, and Nicippe, thus, he was grandson of Perseus and Andromeda. He was born two months prematurely by the scheming Hera, so that he would inherit the thrown. He was married to Antimache the daughter of the Arcadian Amphidamus; and they had six children, Admete, Alexander, Imphimedon, Eurybius. Mentor, and Perimedes. He was an opponent of Heracles, and was responsible for setting Heracles his labours.

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