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#23 - kobemamba (01/31/2013) [-]
That Hercules movie was awesome
That Hercules movie was awesome
User avatar #25 to #23 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
It was also very mythologically inaccurate,
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User avatar #30 to #25 - dementedllama (01/31/2013) [-]
User avatar #33 to #30 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Contrary to what Disney showed, Hercules wasn't a very bright men. He was a bit stupid, but at the same time virtuous, to the point of massive self discipline. He was also not Hera's son. Zeus was a massive man-whore. He would disguise as many things simply to sleep with human women for the fun of it. In the case of Hercules, he disguised as a human woman's husband, slept with her, conceived Hercules, and after he left, the real husband came home, they had sex, and conceived Hercules' twin brother.

Hercules also slept with 50 women on 50 consecutive nights, believeing they were all the same woman.
User avatar #39 to #33 - kingrayne ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Also, Hercules is Roman mythology, not Greek.
User avatar #148 to #39 - bonlino ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
and theres me thinking they were the same thing. there goes to show on my history knowledge
User avatar #76 to #39 - Furubatsu (01/31/2013) [-]
In the movie he's using his roman name (his greek being Heracles) but he was origionally greek
User avatar #42 to #39 - thesovereigngrave (01/31/2013) [-]
He's pretty much Heracles, Hercules is just the Roman name.
User avatar #51 to #42 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Not "pretty much," the stories between Greek and Roman myth are, with a few exceptions, the same stories, but the people have different names. Just as Jupiter was the Roman name for Zeus and Minerva for Athena, Hercules was the name the Romans used for Herakles.
User avatar #52 to #51 - thesovereigngrave (01/31/2013) [-]
I said pretty much because I'm not really an expert, but I do know that there were a few minor differences between Greek and Roman mythology, and I wasn't sure if there was any differences between Heracles/Hercules.
User avatar #53 to #52 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
There are always a few minor differences when it comes to specific details, but for all intents and purposes, the myths are identical aside from names (unless we get into Apollo, who had the same name in both).
User avatar #54 to #53 - thesovereigngrave (01/31/2013) [-]
I just tend not to deal with absolute statements unless it's a subject that I'm really familiar with.
User avatar #57 to #54 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
That's absolutely understandable.

See what I did there? Okay, I'll just leave now......
User avatar #34 to #33 - dementedllama (01/31/2013) [-]
I knew most of that. Anybody who's even glanced a Greek Mythology book knows the Disney movie is almost complete ******** .
User avatar #35 to #34 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Ah, I thought you were actually questioning me.
User avatar #36 to #35 - dementedllama (01/31/2013) [-]
In my experience, "ORLY" is usually only used as a severely sarcastic response.
User avatar #48 to #36 - Marker ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
I've seen it used for both sarcasm and seriousness. That's why I wasn't sure.
User avatar #26 to #25 - kobemamba (01/31/2013) [-]
I know that

But I still loved it
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