The ten labours signify the 10 months of pregnancy . At the end of labour , an immortal Heracles, the son of Zeus and Lato was born against the wishes of Hera.
3. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis.
In Greek mythology, the Ceryneian Hind also called Cerynitis , was an enormous hind (deer), who lived in Keryneia, Greece. It was sacred to Artemis, the chaste goddess of the hunt, animals and unmarried women. It had golden antlers like a stag and hooves of bronze or brass, and it was said that it could outrun an arrow in flight. The capture of the hind was one of the labors of Heracles (Hercules).
Eurystheus and Hera were greatly angered to find that Heracles had managed to escape from the claws of the Nemean Lion and the fangs of the Lernaean Hydra, and so decided to spend more time thinking up a third task that would spell doom for the hero. The third task did not involve killing a beast, as it had already been established that Heracles could overcome even the most fearsome opponents, so Eurystheus decided to make him capture the female Ceryneian Hind, as it was so fast it could outrun an arrow.
Artemis is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Arthi - Ma or Orai Thee Ma. Artemis multiple breasts over her chest were really the testicles. The presence of testicles over her chest indicates that she was really a hermophridite and that is why she could never get married and remained as a virgin! She was the goddess of hunt being a good archer since her father was Zeus, the sun god and her mother was Leto , the Tamil Latha [ daughter of Athitan or the Titan]. Hence she was natural inheritor of the arrow of the immortals. She was sincere nurse supervising safe delivery of pregnant women to ensure that no child was born with the problem she had. She is the Tamil, Madurai [Ma thee orai] Meenachi goddess as Meenachi, daughter of the Madurai king, also had three breasts. Meenachi could marry to the god Siva as the king's daughter could not marry a mortal man. Like Artemis, possessing a hind, Meenachi had a parrot over her left shoulder. Artemis' weapon is the arrow and the weapon for Meenachi is the sword. Artemis was a good hunter and Meenachi was great warrior.
The golden antlers and the brass hooves of the Ceryneian hind indicates that the hind itself is the sun ray or the fire flame or the arrow of the sun god. That was the reason the hind could outrun an arrow [ of the mortal] in flight. Since Artemis was a good archer and the goddess of the hunt , she had with her the hind , the sacred arrow, the arrow of the immortal in the form of the hind , the deer. Symbolically deer represents fire , water and moon and here the it signifies the fire flame or the arrow of the immortals.
After beginning the search, Heracles awoke from sleeping and he could see the hind from the glint on its antlers. Heracles then chased the hind on foot for a full year through Greece, Thrace, Istria and the land of the Hyperboreans . In some versions, he captured the hind while it slept, rendering it lame with a trap net. In other versions, he encountered Artemis in her temple and she told him to leave the hind and tell Eurystheus all that had happened and his third labor would be considered to be completed. Yet another version claims that Heracles trapped the Hind with an arrow between the forelegs of the creature.
A year long chase of the hind by Heracles would mean the time taken for the sun to undergo the winter solstice when the sun god's legs become lame . Istria is the corrupted form of the Tamil name , the kingdom of Thiriyam.
Eurystheus had given Heracles this task hoping to incite Artemis' anger at Heracles for his desecration of her sacred animal. As he was returning with the hind, Heracles encountered Artemis and her brother Apollo. He begged the goddess for forgiveness, explaining that he had to catch it as part of his penance, but he promised to return it. Artemis forgave him, foiling Eurystheus' plan to have her punish him.
Since Artemis knew that Heracles was an immortal , son of the sun, Zeyus, and the right Heracles had to own the fire flame or the arrow of his father, sun , the symbolic deer she had no anger against Heracles.
Upon bringing the hind to Eurystheus, he was told that it was to become part of the King's menagerie. Heracles knew that he had to return the hind as he had promised, so he agreed to hand it over on the condition that Eurystheus himself come out and take it from him. The King came out, but the moment Heracles let the hind go, it sprinted back to its mistress, and Heracles left saying that Eurystheus had not been quick enough. Eurystheus, upset that Heracles had managed to overcome yet another creature, told him to bring the fearsome Erymanthian Boar back to him alive.
Since the arrow of the goddess of the hunt Artemis, the hind is so fast than any other arrows of mortals , the mortal Eurystheus could not catch the hind.
4. Capture the Erymoanthiyan Boar .
[ www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erymanthian _Boar ]
Erymanthian Boar was a giant fear-inspiring creature of the wilds that lived on Mount Erymanthos, a mountain that was apparently once sacred to the Mistress of the Animals, for in classical times it remained the haunt of Artemis. A boar was a dangerous animal: "When the goddess turned a wrathful countenance upon a country, as in the story of Meleager, she would send a raging boar, which laid waste the farmers' fields." In some accounts, Apollo sent the boar to kill Adonis, a favorite of Aphrodite, as revenge for the goddess blinding Apollo's son Erymanthu s when he saw her bathing. Robert Graves suggested that Aphrodite had been substituted for Artemis in this retelling of the my theme of the eponymous Erymanthus. The most commonly accepted version, however, states that Ares turned himself into a boar and killed Adonis out of jealousy.
Erymanthus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Ery- manthan or Arima - Nanthan . Eri in Tamil is red fire. Arima in Tamil means the lion. Ma Nathan means the eternal fire, the sun . No doubt Erymanthus was the son of Apollo, the sun god . Boar is a symbol of fertility and rebirth and hence it was considered sacred to the goddess Artemis as well as to Apollo. Aphrodite naked body was extraordinarily bright since she was the A [thi] Peru Thee Athee , that made Erimanthus's eyes blind. Adonis is the corrupted form of the Tamil name A thanan, the sun.
Heracles had visited Chiron to gain advice on how to catch the boar, and Chiron had told him to drive it into thick snow, which sets this Labour in mid-winter. Having successfully caught the Boar, Heracles bound it and carried it back to Eurystheus , who was frightened of it and ducked down in his half-buried storage pithos , begging Heracles to get rid of the beast, a favorite subject for the vase-painters. Heracles obliged. Three days later, Eurystheus, still trembling with fear, sent Heracles to clean the Augean stables.
During the time of heavy snow fall, the Boars are vulnerable as they used to wander farther and more for food and females. Chiron is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Keeran .
5.Clean the Augean stables.
In Greek mythology, Augeas , whose name means "bright", was king of Elis and father of Epicaste. Some say that Augeas was one of the Argonauts. He is best known for his stables, which housed the single greatest number of cattle in the country and had never been cleaned—until the time of the great hero Heracles.
The fifth Labour of Heracles was to clean the Augean stables. This assignment was intended to be both humiliating (rather than impressive, as had the previous labours) and impossible, since the livestock were divinely healthy (immortal) and therefore produced an enormous quantity of dung. These stables had not been cleaned in over 30 years, and over 1,000 cattle lived there. However, Heracles succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus to wash out the filth.
Augeas was irate because he had promised Heracles one tenth of his cattle if the job was finished in one day. He refused to honour the agreement, and Heracles killed him after completing the tasks. Heracles gave his kingdom to Augeas' son Phyleus , who had been exiled for supporting Heracles against his father.
The success of this labour was ultimately discounted because the rushing waters had done the work of cleaning the stables and because Heracles was paid. Eurystheus, stating that Heracles still had seven labours to do, then sent Heracles to defeat the Stymphalian Birds.
Augeas is the corrupted form of the Tamil name A theeyan or Athee iaiyan the sun god and no doubt he was bright. Argonaut is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Arakkan Athee The single greatest number of cattle signifies the stars of the dark sky, the stable. No doubt it was owned by Augeas. The dung could be the dark clouds. ‘washing away the dark clouds' means to bring rain and make the dark sky in to the bright and clear one so that the cattle or the stars look fresh and sparkling. The river could mean the milky way of the solar system.
6. Slay the Stymphalian birds.
In Greek mythology, the Stymphalian birds were man-eating birds with beaks of bronze and sharp metallic feathers they could launch at their victims, and were pets of Ares , the god of war. Furthermore, their dung was highly toxic. They had migrated to a lake in Arcadia to escape a pack of wolves, and bred quickly and took over the countryside, destroying local crops, fruit trees and towns people.
After cleaning the Augean Stables, Eurystheus sent Heracles to defeat the Stymphalian Birds. Heracles could not go too far into the swamp, for it would not support his weight. Athena, noticing the hero's plight, gave Heracles a rattle which Hephaestus had made especially for the occasion. Heracles shook the rattle and frightened the birds into the air. Heracles thenshot many of them with his poisoned arrows. The rest flew far away, never to return. The Argonauts would later encounter them. Heracles then brought some of the birds he had killed to Eurystheus, who then sent Heracles to capture the Cretan Bull and bring it to him.
Ares is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Aran or Ma Aran or Oraiyan. [S]Tyamphalian is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thee- Ambalam which is nothing but the red sky. The birds are the stars of that sky.
7. Capture the Cretan bull
Whistling merrily at his success so far, Heracles was then sent to capture the bull by Eurystheus as his seventh task . He sailed to Crete, whereupon the King, Minos , gave Heracles permission to take the bull away and offered him assistance, which Heracles denied because of pride, as it had been wreaking havoc on Crete by uprooting crops and leveling orchard walls. Heracles sneaked up behind the bull and then used his hands to strangle it, and then shipped it back to Athens. Eurystheus, who hid in his pithos at first sight of the creature, wanted to sacrifice the bull to Hera, who hated Heracles. She refused the sacrifice because it reflected glory on Heracles. The bull was released and wandered into Marathon, becoming known as the Marathonian Bull. Theseus would later sacrifice the bull to Athena and/or Apollo. Eurystheus then sent Heracles to bring back the man-eating Mares of Diomedes.[www. Wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretan _ bull]
Eurystheus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Eri sadaiyan or Eri sathayan. Eri Sadayan is lord Siva with red and burning hair flocks the sun rays . Crete is the Tamil Karai Theevu. Cretan king Minon is the corrupted form of the name of Tamil king Minan or Minavan, lord Siva or the sun god. Meenaksi is Siva's wife's name. Meenam in Tamil also denotes the ‘fish' of the sea apart from the fish of the sky , the star. Hera , Tamil Arava ,showed no interest to sacrifice the Cretan bull as the bull is the Vahanam of her husband Zeus although her main intention was to tease Zeus [ lord Siva , the Seyon] with his own son , Hercules, Tamil Aravu kaliyon [ snake player] to appease the sun god. by torturing the bull. Marathonian was the Corrupted form of the Tamil name Ma orai Theeyan. Who is none other than Zeus himself [ God Siva]. The famous “Marathon “run by the Greek Soldier , Pheidippides [ ? Tamil pidi pidi ] from the battle of Marathon to Athens was equated with the great, the non stopping, never ending ,eternal running of the sun god Zeus , Seyon. Later , Theseus , Tamil Thee Seyon sacrificed the bull to Apollo , since Apollo , himself is the sun god and the bull could be an ordinary bull[ not the Cretan bull ] , sacrificed in a routine ritual ceremony
8. Steal the Mares of Diomedes
The Mares of Diomedes , also called the Mares of Thrace , were four man-eating horses of Greek mythology. Reportedly magnificent, wild, and uncontrollable, they belonged to the giant Diomedes (not to be confused with Diomedes, son of Tydeus ] , king of Thrace , a son of Ares and Cyrene who lived on the shores of the Black Sea. Bucephalus , Alexander the Great's horse was said to be descended from these mares.
After capturing the Cretan bull, Heracles next task was to steal the Diomedean Mares. In one version of the story, Heracles brought a number of youths to help him. They took the mares but were chased away by Diomedes and his men.
Heracles was not aware that the horses, Podagros (the fast), Lampon (the shining), Xanthos (the blond) and Deimos (the terrible), were kept tethered to a bronze manger because they were mad; their madness being attributed to an unnatural diet of human flesh.
Heracles stayed awake so that he didn't have his throat cut by Diomedes in the night; he then cut the chains binding the horses and scared the horses onto nearby high ground. Heracles then dug a trench through the peninsula, filling it with water, thus isolating the horses on an island. When Diomedes returned Heracles killed him with an axe, the same axe he used to dig the trench, and fed the body to the mares to calm them. Once subdued Heracles was easily able to take them back to King Eurystheus who dedicated the horses to Hera . [ www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mares of_ Diomedes]
The myth of Heracles and the Mares of Diomedes is purely a Dravidian story. Mares is the corrupted form of the Tamil word Maran [ Ma Orai yan], the sun god whose Chariot is pulled by the Mares ,the fire flames , the horses themselves . The horses are equated here for their the speed with that of fire flames or the sun rays .
Diomedes is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thee Mathiyon [ one who has the knowledge like that of the sun]. Thrace is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thee Ra[a]sam [ later corrupted to ‘ Thee Rassiyam' or ‘Rajiyam' or the Kingdom ] . Alexander's horse, Bucephalus is the Tamil Pasu Balan or Pasa balan . Alexander is the corrupted form of the Tamil name ‘ Alagu sundar' or ‘Alagu sandiran' or ‘Alagu sundram' or Alagu Kanthan .
The ‘man eating horses ‘ mean , the ritual human sacrifice done periodically to appease the fire [Thee] god or the sun god. The four horses symbolically represents the four aspects of the fire or the sun , namely glistening , the Lampon[ La- is the white or the bright or the moon in Tamil], Deimon [ the terrible or the great red fire -- Thee maan -- Thamam is a related word ], Xanthos , the blond [ the Tamil Santhon or Chanthan , the yellow color of the fire or the Chandiran , the yellow moon ] and the fast Pudokros , the Tamil Bootha Karan , the giant fire flame. The madness of the horses is actually attributed to the madness of the worshippers who made human sacrifice to the fire [to the horses] god.
Heracles stayed awake during the whole night , because the sun or the fire god never sleeps in the night. Capturing the Mares inside the island buy Heracles was to ensure that the Fire flames, the mares would not take risks to cross the water of the trench. Heracles killed Diomedes not with the axe but by drowning him in the water of the trench since Diomedes [ Thee Mathiyon ] himself is the representation of fire per se. In literal sense, it was a human[ Deomedes ] sacrifice to the Mares , the fire flames or the fire god. dedication of the mares to Hera means subduing the sun god or fire god Zeus , her husband to Hera by [ Zeus' son] Heracles himself!
9. Obtain the Girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons .
In Greek mythology, Hippolyta , Hippoliyte , or Hippolyte was the Amazonian queen who possessed a magical girdle she was given by her father Ares, the god of war. The girdle was a waist belt that signified her authority as queen of the Amazons. She figures prominently in the myths of both Heracles and Theseus.
The belt signifies the potency in general and sexual potency[ power of the hips] in particular. Hence the belt given by Ares to the Amazonian queen Hippolyte is more of a masculine and a highly potent one. A mazoni is the corrupted form of the Tamil name [A] Ma Sani [ Amman], the goddess of Tamil Nadu. Theseus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thee seyon.
The myth of Heracles, Hippolyta's girdle was the object of his ninth labor. He was sent to retrieve it for Admeta, the daughter of King Eurystheus. Most versions of the story say that Hippolyta was so impressed with Heracles that she gave him the girdle without argument, perhaps while visiting him on his ship. Then (according to Apollodorus), the goddess Hera, making herself appear as one of the Amazons, spread a rumor among them that Heracles and his crew were actually abducting their queen. So the Amazons attacked the ship. In the fray that followed, Heracles slew Hippolyta, stripped her of the belt, fought off the attackers, and sailed away.
Admeta is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Athi mathi .
10. Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon
In Greek mythology, Geryon son of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and grandson of Medusa, was a fearsome giant who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. A more literal-minded later generation of Greeks associated the region with Tartessos in southern Iberia.
Geryon is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kariyan. Chrysaor is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kary Seyon .Calli rrhoe is the Tamil Kali Orai or Kali Arava. Kali is the wife of Lord Siva. Kali means ‘beautiful' in Greek. Medusa is the Tamil Mathi sa or Sumathee. Hesperides is the Tamil Aa- Paeridam. Tartessos is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Tharai Desam.
Geryon was often described as a monster with human faces. According to Hesiod Geryon had one body and three heads, whereas the tradition followed by Aeschylus gave him three bodies. A lost description by Stesichoros said that he has six hands and six feet and is winged; there are some mid-sixth-century Chalcidian vases portraying Geryon as winged. Some accounts state that he had six legs as well while others state that the three bodies were joined to one pair of legs. Apart from these bizarre features, his appearance was that of a warrior. He owned a two-headed hound named Orthrus, which was the brother of Cerberus, and a herd of magnificent red cattle that were guarded by Orthrus, and a herder Eurytion, son of Erytheia.
Chalcidia is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kalai suda , the mornig star. The symbolism of three heads or bodies signify the that Geryon or kariyan is an immortal monster , the sun god Lord siva or the Greek zeus. Remember Zeus himself was called as Kariya or Cariya .Orthrus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name ‘Orai tharan ‘. The red cattle symbolizes the red stars of the sky. Eurytion is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Eri Theeyon[ the ruler of the red fire , the sun ] or orai theeyon . Eritheia is the Tamil Eri Theeyam[ the place where the Red[ eri] fire [thee] is placed] . Eri theia is the western end where the sun sets down.
In the fullest account in the Bibliotheke of Pseudo-Apollodoros, Heracles was required to travel to Erytheia, in order to obtain the Cattle of Geryon as his tenth labour. On the way there, he crossed the Libyan desert and became so frustrated at the heat that he shot an arrow at Helios, the Sun. Helios "in admiration of his courage" gave Heracles the golden cup he used to sail across the sea from west to east each night. Heracles used it to reach Erytheia, a favorite motif of the vase-painters. Such a magical conveyance undercuts any literal geography for Erytheia, the "red island" of the sunset.
Helios the corrupted form of the Tamil name Ozhiyon , the sun . The cup is the boat of the sun god' Ra' as in Egyptian myths , to travel the underworld.
When Heracles reached Erytheia, no sooner had he landed than he was confronted by the two-headed dog, Orthrus. With one huge blow from his olive-wood club, Heracles killed the watchdog. Eurytion the herdsman came to assist Orthrus, but Heracles dealt with him the same way.
The two heads of Orthrus symbolizes the watchful eyes for day and night.
On hearing the commotion, Geryon sprang into action, carrying three shields, three spears, and wearing three helmets. He pursued Heracles at the River Anthemus but fell victim to an arrow that had been dipped in the venomous blood of the Lernaean Hydra, shot so forcefully by Heracles that it pierced Geryon's forehead, "and Geryon bent his neck over to one side, like a poppy that spoils its delicate shapes, shedding its petals all at once".
Antemus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Anthi mum, the western end or the tail end of the dead end of the cosmos where the sun sets in.
Heracles then had to herd the cattle back to Eurystheus. In Roman versions of the narrative, on the Aventine hill in Italy, Cacus stole some of the cattle as Heracles slept, making the cattle walk backwards so that they left no trail, a repetition of the trick of the young Hermes. According to some versions, Heracles drove his remaining cattle past a cave, where Cacus had hidden the stolen animals, and they began calling out to each other. In others, Caca, Cacus' sister, told Heracles where he was. Heracles then killed Cacus, and according to the Romans, founded an altar where the Forum Boarium, the cattle market, was later held.
Cacun is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Gukan. kugai or Kukai in Tamil means cave. Hence ‘Gukan' means the ‘cave dweller'.Hermes is the corrupted form of the Tamil name ‘ Araman'.
To annoy Heracles, Hera sent a gadfly to bite the cattle, irritate them and scatter them. The hero was within a year able to retrieve them. Hera then sent a flood which raised the level of a river so much, Heracles could not cross with the cattle. He piled stones into the river to make the water shallower. When he finally reached the court of Eurystheus, the cattle were sacrificed to Hera.
Hera , the Tamil Arava , the snake, necklace of lord siva , wife of Greek Zeus, sent a flood since the cattle were actually the fire balls.
11. Steal the apples of the Hesperides
In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden in a far western corner of the world, located near the neighbourhood of Cyrene or Benghazi in Libya or the Atlas mountains in North Africa at the edge of the ocean . The name means originating from Hesperus , the evening star Venus, equivalent to vesper .
Hesperides is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Aa -paeridasi. Dasi means the nymph.
, Ordinarily the Hesperides number three, like the other Greek triads (the Three Graces and the Moirai). "Since the Hesperides themselves are mere symbols of the gifts the apples embody, they cannot be actors in a human drama. Their abstract, interchangeable names are a symptom of their impersonality," Evelyn Harrison has observed.
Moirai is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Ma orai.
Nevertheless, among the names given to them, though never all at once, are Aegle ("dazzling light"), Arethusa, Erytheia (or Erytheis) and Hesperia (alternatively Hespereia, Hespere, Hespera, Hesperusa or Hesperethoosa). Lipara, Asterope and Chrysothemis are named in a Hesperide scene of the apotheosis of Heracles (romanised to Hercules) on a late fifth-century hydria by the Meidias Painter in London. They are sometimes called the Western Maidens, the Daughters of Evening or Erythrai , and the "Sunset Goddesses", designations all apparently tied to their imagined location in the distant west. Hesperis is appropriately the personification of the evening (as Eos is of the dawn) and the Evening Star is Hesperus. In addition to their tending of the garden, they were said to have taken great pleasure in singing.
Aegla is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Aathi la which means the primordial light. Arethusa is the Tamil Orai dasi. Hesperethoosa is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Aa peri Dasi. Dasi's are the nymphs in India. Erithrai is purely the Tamil word Eri Thirai, the red sky of the evening hours. Eri in Tamil means the red sun and the ‘thirai ‘in Tamil is the sky .
They are sometimes portrayed as the evening daughters of Night ( Nyx ) either alone or with Darkness ( Erebus in) accord with the way Eos in the farthermost east, in Colchis, is the daughter of the titan Hyperion. Or they are listed as the daughters of Atlas, or of Zeus, and either Hesperius or Themis, or Phorcys and Ceto.
Hyprerion is the corrupted form of the Tamil name' Aa periyon' , the sun .Zeus is the Tamil god Seyon, Siva. Themis is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thee Maan. Phorcys is the Tamil Par Seyon.
Erytheia ("the red one") is one of the Hesperides. The name was applied to an island close to the coast of southern Hispania, which was the site of the original Punic colony of Gades (modern Cadiz). Pliny's Natural History records of the island of Gades: "On the side which looks towards Spain, at about 100 paces distance, is another long island, three miles wide, on which the original city of Gades stood. By Ephorus and Philistides it is called Erythia, by Timæus and Silenus Aphrodisias, and by the natives the Isle of Juno." The island was the seat of Geryon, who was overcome by Heracles.
Erytheia is simply the western corner of the cosmos where the sun sets down.
After Heracles completed his first ten Labours, Eurystheus gave him two more claiming that neither the Hydra counted (because Iolaus helped Heracles) nor the Augean stables (either because he received payment for the job or because the rivers did the work). The first of these two additional Labours was to steal the apples from the garden of the Hesperides. Heracles first caught the Old Man of the Sea, the shape-shifting sea god, to learn where the Garden of the Hesperides was located.
In some variations, Heracles, either at the start or at the end of his task, meets Antaeus, who was invincible as long as he touched his mother, Gaia, the earth. Heracles killed Antaeus by holding him aloft and crushing him in a bearhug. Herodotus claims that Heracles stopped in Egypt, where King Busiris decided to make him the yearly sacrifice, but Heracles burst out of his
Antaeus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Anthiyan , the evening sun ,Sekaran, who will naturally become invincible on touching the Gaia, [ Kayam ] from the sky while setting down in the evening.
Finally making his way to the Garden of the Hesperides, Heracles tricked Atlas into retrieving some of the golden apples for him, by offering to hold up the heavens for a little while (Atlas was able to take them as, in this version, he was the father or otherwise related to the Hesperides). This would have made this task – like the Hydra and Augean stables – void because he had received help. Upon his return, Atlas decided that he did not want to take the heavens back, and instead offered to deliver the apples himself, but Heracles tricked him again by agreeing to take his place on condition that Atlas relieve him temporarily so that Heracles could make his cloak more comfortable. Atlas agreed, but Heracles reneged and walked away, carrying the apples. According to an alternative version, Heracles slew Ladon instead.
There is another variation to the story where Heracles was the only person to steal the apples, other than Perseus, although Athena later returned the apples to their rightful place in the garden. They are considered by some to be the same "apples of joy" that tempted Atalanta, as opposed to the "apple of discord" used by Eris to start a beauty contest on Olympus (which caused "The Siege of Troy").
Apple symbolically signifies the knowledge of sexuality or fertility . The western maidens or the evening women or nymphs or the Dasi will teach the men about that secret knowledge in the late evening hours when the sun sets down in the Eritheeyam . Simply the apple signifies ‘the baby' or the ‘red balls of the sky'. The apple Of Eritheia is the ‘ Gnana Pazham ‘ of Dravidian myth of Lord Murugan versus Ganesan .In this Dravidian story the apple or the' Gnana Pazham ‘ is about the knowledge of the cosmos , and the day and night cycle etc.
12.capture and bring back Cerberus.
The common depiction of Cerberus in Greek mythology and art is as having three heads. In most works, the three heads each respectively see and represent the past, the present, and the future, while other sources suggest the heads represent birth, youth, and old age. Each of Cerberus' heads is said to have an appetite only for live meat and thus allow only the spirits of the dead to freely enter the underworld, but allow none to leave. Cerberus was always employed as Hades' loyal watchdog, and guarded the gates that granted access and exit to the underworld.
Cerberus is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kurubaran and he is the watch dog of Hades, Tamil Athen or the Egyptian Aten, the sun god who is the ruler of the three worlds . Kuru means the teacher , the sun god. The three heads of Cerberus also signify the sun god [ representative of sun god] who was there yesterday, present today and will be in the future, forever. Kala Bairavan , lord Siva's companion was a dog by name Shvan. The dog is the messenger of sun god , the ruler of the three worlds.
Capturing Cerberus, without using weapons, was the final labour assigned to Heracles (Hercules) by King Eurystheus.
After having been given the task, Heracles went to Eleusis to be initiated in the Eleusinian Mysteries so he could learn how to enter and exit the underworld alive, and in passing absolve himself for killing centaurs. He found the entrance to the underworld at Tanaerum , and Athena and Hermes helped him to traverse the entrance in each direction. He passed Char on with Hestia's assistance and his own heavy and fierce frowning.
Since Heracles was the son of the sun god Zesus, it is no wonder that Athena ,twin sister of Apollo , the sun god would help him to enter and leave the underworld safely. It seems Heracles did all the adventures - 12 labours only with the support of Sun god Zeus including the capture of the Cerberus.
Heracles found Hades and asked permission to bring Cerberus to the surface, to which Hades agreed if Heracles could overpower the beast without using weapons. Heracles was able to overpower Cerberus and proceeded to sling the beast over his back, dragging it out of the underworld through a cavern entrance in the Peloponnese and bringing it to Eurystheus. The king was so frightened of the beast, he jumped into a pithos , and asked Heracles to return it to the underworld in return for releasing him from his labours.
Peloponnese is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Pala Appa Naesan. Since Heracles came out of the underworld he had necessarily to be an immortal
However at the end Heracles died of the poison of the Hydra, the poison of the Athi Arava , , the venom of the placenta , Hera , his step mother . Such is the power of mother goddess against the evil doings of patriarchal society against an illegitimate relationship . Is there a possibility to think that Alcimene or Alagu Mani , a Dravidian woman , was the mother of Heracles and Hellenistic Hera was against such racial mix up?! The 10 labours signify symbolically the 10 lunar months of gestation and the death of Heracles at the end signifies the delivery of a still born child , Herecles, the Dravidian Aravu kaliyon , the snake player.