Even though Heracles was named in the goddess’ honour, Heracles meaning “Hera-famous”, Hera tried to kill the hero on many occasions. The first occasion being when Heracles was still an infant, and two serpents were sent to kill him; the infant Heracles of course, throttled the two snakes. It was also Hera who sent Heracles mad, and initiated the 12 Labours , in the hope of killing her husband’s son.
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The Archaic Period in Greece refers to the years between 750 and 480 ., more particularly from 620 to 480 . The age is defined through the development of art at this time, specifically through the style of pottery and sculpture, showing the specific characteristics that would later be developed into the more naturalistic style of the Classical period. The Archaic is one of five periods that Ancient Greek history can be divided into; it was preceded by the Dark Ages and followed by the Classical period. The Archaic period saw advancements in political theory, especially the beginnings of democracy, as well as in culture and art. The knowledge and use of written language which was lost in the Dark Ages was re-established.