Volume 3

GOLDEN APPLES OF THE HESPERIDES

Eurystheus ordered Heracles to bring him back the golden apples of the Hesperides, a garden which was located in the Hyperboreans' land on the Atlas. These  golden apples symbolize the Knowledge whose limits are constantly receding as human evolution progresses. To...

THE CATTLE OF GERYON

For the tenth labour, Eurystheus commanded Heracles to go to the «misty» island of Erythia located on the edge of the ocean (or beyond) in the far-West and to bring back the Cattle of Geryon. The latter was a monster made of three men joined at the waist.The object of...

THE BELT OF THE AMAZON QUEEN HIPPOLYTA

As ninth labour, Heracles must bring the Belt of the Amazon Queen back to Eurystheus. This labour marks the culminating phase of the inner fire, the fulfilment of a perfect mastery of life, the realization of holiness. To fully understand this web page, it is...