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Subj: Re: In one myth, Apollo defeated Ares in a boxing match and Hermes in a race.
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 09:45:23 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: In one myth, Apollo defeated Ares in a boxing match and Hermes in a race.
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:14:08 pm EST (Viewed 37 times)

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    He defeated Hermes in a race straigh on? No circumstances? I need to see that one. I think I have read Heracles reacting enough to Apollo and Artemis when they showed up to stop him from hunting the Hynd.


It was one of the origin stories of the Olympics as recorded by Herodotus and Pausanias. Zeus held the games to celebrate his victory over the Titans. Apollo is stated to have defeated Ares in a boxing match and outran Hermes. Given it these are games I assume it was a straight race.

Yeah, I recall reading somewhere that one reason Hercules didn't kill the Golden Hind out of respect and fear for Artemis.


I am going to check that out. Hermes should be the dominating force in a straight race. Apollo was certainly popular on his own right, though, wouldn`t surprise me that much.

Heracles certainly respected both the twins, but her fear for the Hynd was unfounded, the labour would only be awarded if he delivered the Hynd alive. He did agreed to released it afterwards. He fought Apollo in another instance when he stole the Delphic tripod.



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