Five Greek Heroes
As depicted in the frescoes of Pompeii



Perseus

Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danae. He slew the Medusa and later founded Mycenae.

Hercules

Hercules was the son of Zeus and Alcmena. He performed the Twelve Labors on the orders of the Pythian priestess and achieved immortality.

Theseus

Theseus was the son of Aegeus and Aethra. He was taken to Crete as a youth where he slew the Minotaur.

Jason

Jason was the son of Aeson and Tyro. He led the Argonauts in the campaign to Colchis in the Black Sea.

Achilles

Achilles was the son of Peleus and the goddess Thetis. He fought in the Trojan War, leading the Myrmidons of Phthia.