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Book 9: The Death and Apotheosis of Hercules Notes from Metamorphoses

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Metamorphoses Book 9: The Death and Apotheosis of Hercules

The shirt destroyed Hercules' mortal body and he suffered awfully from Hydra's poison. He ran into the woods and built a funeral pyre for himself and climbed atop the flames. Jove allowed the mortal part of his son to burn away and then made him a god and placed him among the stars. Alcmena talked to Iole, Hercules' pregnant mistress, about her son's birth.

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