Hercules (1997 G)
Content Area
1h 33min
Movie Story Line
Hercules must go from zero to hero to save the universe from Hades.
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Teaching Idea #1

What is ironic about the filmmakers’ choice to make Hera the mother of Hercules? Why do you think they made this choice? Who did Pegasus actually serve in Greek mythology? Research one additional myth from the film to compare and contrast it with its classic version.

Teaching Idea #2

Research Claudius Ptolemy, the astronomer who documented 48 constellations in the 2nd century CE, to include Hercules. What other fields of study did he contribute to?

Teaching Idea #3

Why did the Greek government deny the film a big premier in Greece and how was the movie changed for its release in that country?