His mother, Alcmene, is (1) a royal virgin,
and his father is (2) King Amphitryon,
who is (3) her first cousin.
reputed to be (5) the son of Zeus,
who (4) visited Alcmene in the guise of Amphitryon.
At his birth (6) Hera tries to kill
On reaching adulthood he (11) performs feats and fine victories,
after which he (10) proceeds to Calydon,
(12) marries the king's daughter,
and (13) becomes ruler.
He remains there (14) quietly for some years,
after which an
accidental manslaughter compels him (17) to flee from the country.
He disappears (18) from a funeral pyre (19)
top of Mt. Oeta.
His sons (20) do not succeed him.
His body (21) is not found,
and (22) he is worshipped in temples.
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