Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Myths and Legends: Heracles and Omphale

Heracles and Omphale. To find out more about Omphale, the queen of Lydia, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Omphale was the queen of Lydia. Heracles was condemned to serve in her household in order to atone for a murder he had committed. During this time Heracles notoriously wore women's clothes and did women's work; her you can see that he is prompted to spin yarn.

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