The Evinos is a 92 km long river in western Greece, flowing into the Gulf of Patras. Its source is near the village Artotina, Phocis; the river flows in a southwestern direction, for most of its length in Aetolia-Acarnania. It feeds the reservoir of Lake Evinos, about 10 km²; the river flows through a deep forested valley with few small villages. In its lower course it flows through lowlands, it empties into the Gulf of Patras 10 km southeast of Missolonghi; the village Evinochori near its mouth owes its name to this river. Grammeni Oxya Perdikovrysi Agios Dimitrios Stranoma Trikorfo Evinochori Galatas The river was first mentioned in Homeric times. Due to the flooding of the area, a new dam was ordered by the Aitoloakarnanian government to construct a dam near the four-boundaries region of northern Nafpaktia, it took nearly one year and was completed in 2003. Its area is about 5 to 10 km², the height and the depth is 50 m, it supplies water to the area, but it is the westernmost and newest expansion of the water supply line Evinos-Mornos-Yliki-Marathon which covers the needs of Athens.
It is connected to the existing Mornos expansion via an underground pipeline 30 km long and further to Athens. Evinos River on GTP Travel Pages
In Greek mythology, Iole was the daughter of King Eurytus of Oechalia. According to the brief epitome in the Bibliotheca, Eurytus had a beautiful young daughter named Iole, eligible for marriage. Iole was claimed by Heracles for a bride. Iole was indirectly the cause of Heracles' death because of his wife's jealousy of her. There are different versions of the mythology of Iole from many ancient sources; the Bibliotheca gives the most complete story followed by slight variations of his from Seneca and Ovid. Other ancient sources have similar information on Iole with additional variations. Apollodorus recounted the tale in his Bibliotheca. King Eurytus was an expert archer who taught his sons his knowledge of the arrow, he promised his daughter Iole to whoever could his sons in an archery contest. The sons shot so well. Heracles heard of the prize and eagerly entered the contest for he desired the maiden. Heracles shot with keenness and beat Eurytus' scores, it is ironic. When the king realized that Heracles was winning, he stopped the contest and forbade him to participate.
Eurytus was well-aware of Heracles' murder of his previous wife and their children and thus afraid that Iole and her offspring by him would suffer the same fate. Heracles had won the contest but was not entitled to the prize because of his reputation. Eurytus broke his promise to give his royal daughter to the winner of the archery contest. Iphitos urged his father to reconsider. Heracles had not left the city yet when Eurytus' mares were run off by Autolycus, a notorious thief. Iphitos asked Heracles to help him find them. Heracles, in one of his madness, hurled Iphitos over the city walls. According to Diodorus Siculus, it was Heracles himself that drove off the mares of Eurytus in revenge; the hero had failed in his courtship to win Iole. After the archery contest, Heracles went to Calydon, where, on the steps of the temple, he saw Deianira, Prince Meleager's sister, he forgot about Iole for a while and wooed her won her over and married her. Heracles after acquiring a kingdom and in control of an army, went about to kill Eurytus in revenge for not giving up his promised prize.
Hyginus added that Heracles not only murdered Eurytus, but slayed Iole's brothers and other relatives as well. The hero plundered Oechalia and overthrew its walls while Iole threw herself down from the high city wall to escape, it turned out that the garment she was wearing, opened up and acted like a parachute which ensured her soft and safe descent. Heracles took Iole unwillingly as captive, his wife, Deianira did not like Iole to become Heracles' concubine but she forebore to object and tolerated it temporarily. Deianira feared she would lose Heracles to more beautiful Iole. Years earlier, the centaur Nessus had ferried her across the river Evenus and attempted to rape her when they were on the other side. Heracles saved her from Nessus by shooting him with poisoned arrows, she had kept some of Nessus' blood for the centaur told her in his dying breath that if she were to give Heracles a cloak soaked in his blood, it would be a love charm. Deianira, being concerned by Heracles' infidelity, believed Nessus’ lie that Heracles would no longer desire any other woman after he was under the spell of the love philter.
This seemed like the perfect solution to her problem to reclaim her husband's love from him Iole, the foreign concubine. The cloak was delivered to Heracles and when he put it on the poison went into his body. Deianira had unwittingly poisoned her husband with this purported love potion because of her sadness over her husband's unfaithfulness. Upon realizing the mistake she had made, Deianira killed herself; because of his love for his concubine Iole, Heracles asked his eldest son, Hyllus to marry her so that she would be well taken care of. Iole and Hyllus had a son called Cleodaeus, three daughters, Evaechme and Hyllis. Ovid's version of this story has Heracles under the erotic control of Iole, she has Heracles wear women's clothing and perform women's work. Heracles at this time all the while is bragging about his heroic deeds. However, Deianira reminds him how he is dressed in feminine attire and Iole is wearing his clothing while carrying his club. Deianira urges silence from him; the same version shows the disgrace and shame of Heracles, once a strong warrior fighter, outwitted by Iole in being made to do effeminate acts.
In this skillful crafty manner, she had avenged her father's death. According to Sophocles' play Women of Trachis, Iole's mother was Antiope and her siblings were Iphitos, Toxeus, Deioneus and Didaeon. In the play, Iole is described as the daughter of the royal princess of Oechalia, she is among the captive maidens of Oechalia. She is to become the concubine of Heracles. Toward the end of the play Heracles asks his son Hyllus to marry her when he dies, so she will be well taken care of. Hyllus agrees to do this for his father. According to Seneca, Deianira is concerned if the captive Iole that Heracles took as his concubine will give brothers to her sons, she fears. He explains how Deianira thinks of the possible children of Heracles by Iole and her chance for vengeance on them, he shows the same jealousy. - Iole appears
Shirt of Nessus
In Greek mythology, the Shirt of Nessus, Tunic of Nessus, Nessus-robe, or Nessus' shirt was the poisoned shirt that killed Heracles. It was once a popular reference in literature. In folkloristics, it is considered an instance of the "poison dress" motif. Fearing that Heracles had taken a lover, his wife Deianeira gives him the "shirt", stained with the blood of the centaur Nessus, she had been tricked by the dying Nessus into believing it would serve as a potion to ensure her husband's faithfulness. In fact, it contained the venom of the Lernaean Hydra with which Heracles had poisoned the arrow he used to kill Nessus; when Heracles puts it on, the Hydra's venom begins to cook him alive, to escape this unbearable pain he builds a funeral pyre and throws himself on it. Metaphorically, it represents "a source of misfortune from. During the anabaptist Münster Rebellion of 1534, a fifteen-year-old girl named Hille Feyken attempted to deceive Münster’s Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck, commanding a protracted siege of the city.
Her plan was to pretend to defect and entice the Bishop with information about the cities' defenses while giving him a handsome shirt soaked in poison. Before her plan could be carried out she was betrayed by another defector, who warned the bishop, Feyken was tortured and killed. Major-General Henning von Tresckow, one of the primary conspirators in the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, famously referred to the "Robe of Nessus" following the realization that the assassination plot had failed and that he and others involved in the conspiracy would lose their lives as a result: "None of us can complain about our own deaths. Everyone who joined our circle put on the'Robe of Nessus'." In Act 4.12 of Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra, Mark Antony is in a rage after losing the Battle of Actium and exclaims, "The shirt of Nessus is upon me." In his work The Count of Monte Cristo, after Benedetto reveals in court that the crown prosecutor Monsieur de Villefort was his illegitimate father, he forfeits his job and he removes his robes because it was a burden and torment to him, using the shirt of Nessus as a metaphor.
In section IV of his poem "Little Gidding", the final poem of Four Quartets, Eliot alludes to the Nessus myth and the Herculean "Shirt of Flame" in his lines:... Love is the unfamiliar Name Behind the hands that wove The intolerable shirt of flame Which human power cannot remove.... The Shirt of Nessus is the title of the master's thesis of noted American postmodern novelist John Barth. Written for the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University, which Barth himself ran, The Shirt of Nessus is not a dissertation, but rather a short novel or novella, it can be considered Barth's first full-length fictional work, it is to remain his most elusive. Barth, not unlike a fair number of other authors, has revealed himself to be embarrassed by his early unpublished work—in his case, most work before The Floating Opera; the Shirt of Nessus is referenced in both of Barth's nonfiction collections, The Friday Book and Further Fridays, but little is known of its actual content. The only known copies not held by the author were kept in the Johns Hopkins school library and the Writing Seminars Department thesis copies, but recent inquiries by devoted Barth fans have shown that the copy held by the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins disappeared in the mid-1960s, while the other seems to have mysteriously "walked out" of the school's special collections division of the library.
It is the opinion of some notable JHU faculty members who talk to Barth that he may have been the mastermind behind these disappearances himself. While that remains speculation, when the special collections division notified Barth in 2002, Barth responded that he "was not altogether unhappy the library no longer had a copy". Update: Novelist and scholar David Morell, in the updated, e-book edition of his study of Barth John Barth: An Introduction, notes that he long ago obtained a photocopy of Barth's "The Shirt of Nessus." In the "Introduction" to Bending the Bow: "Pound sought coherence in The Cantos and comes in Canto 116 to lament'and I cannot make it cohere.' But the'SPLENDOUR, IT ALL COHERES' of the poet's Herakles in The Women of Trachis is a key or recognition of a double meaning that turns in the lock of the Nessus shirt." In Audit/Poetry IV.3, issue featuring Robert Duncan, in his long polemic with Robin Blaser's translation of The Chimeres of Gerard de Nerval, which Duncan believes deliberately and fatally omit the mystical and gnostic overtones of the original, Duncan writes: "The mystical doctrine of neo-Pythagorean naturalism has become like a Nessus shirt to the translator, in the translation we hear Heracles' tortured cry from Pound's version of the Women of Trachis from Sophokles:'it all coheres.'"
In Hyam Plutzik's poem "Portrait", which appears in his collection Apples From Shinar, the poet writes of a Jewish-American character in the late 1950s who has assimilated, is able to "ignore the monster, the mountain—/A few thousand years of history." Except for one problem, "one ill-fitting garment…The shirt, the borrowed shirt, /The Greek shirt." The last line reveals the "Greek shirt" is "a shirt by Nessus." In Robertson Davies's novel Fifth Business, Dunstan buys an expensive silk shirt at a cost beyond his means. He purchases it out of envy for his rival, Boy Staunton, living a life of wealth while attending the same university. "It burned me like the shirt of Nessus, but I wore it to rags, to get my money out of it, gar
Disney's House of Mouse
Disney's House of Mouse is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, that aired for three seasons from 13 January 2001, to its finale on 24 October 2003. The show focuses on Mickey Mouse and his friends running a cartoon theater dinner club in the fictional Toontown, catering to many characters from Disney cartoons and animated movies while showcasing a variety of their cartoon shorts; the animated series is a spin off of the popular short-lived Disney series Mickey Mouse Works, featured many Mouse Works shorts as well as selection of brand new shorts. During its time, the animated series held two nominations for awards, while select cast members won two awards for their performances as characters in House of Mouse; the series featured two special films - Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Mickey's House of Villains - along with an all night marathon of the House of Mouse, aired on Toon Disney in September 2002 under the title "Night of 1000 Toons".
The basic premise of the show focuses on Mickey Mouse and his friends operating a dinner theater club in downtown Toontown. Considered a popular venue by the residents, the club is frequented by a host of character from Disney animated properties - every character from cartoons and films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios are featured in the episodes, with the exception of those made after 2001-2003; such characters appear as guests, with a few voiced in episodes depending on the scripts provided to voice actors, while a number sometimes operate as performers for the club. The show is notable for including many obscure and otherwise used Disney characters with speaking parts for the first time. Notably, Li'l Bad Wolf and April and June, who had appeared often in Disney comic books but never before in an animated cartoon made their animated debuts on House of Mouse; the show featured some cameos by characters created for other television cartoons and theme park attractions, but these appearances were few and far between.
Each episode focuses on a story involving Mickey and his associates facing an issue during an evening's operation of the club, focuses on them trying to overcome it - the most common plot tended to them dealing with a serious problem caused by Pete in his attempts to shut down the club and use it for his own gains. These stories involving farcical mishaps, tended to act as a wraparound for the cartoon shorts played in between scenes, the theme of the story contributing towards the story-lines of the cartoon shorts shown in the episode. Cartoon shorts played in episodes focused on elements from classic theatrical cartoons of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, though most were reruns from Mickey Mouse Works, featured a simple story; some stories were set to a specific theme for a specific character, but with differing scenarios - for example, some cartoons focused the same theme of Mickey seeking to rescue Minnie from Pete against different obstacles, while another set focused on the theme of Pluto attempting to get Mickey his paper and facing different problems doing so.
Mickey Mouse: Mickey operates the club as general manager and co-owner, but leaves the club's management to his friends. His main role in the club is hosting the evening's entertainment as its showbiz superstar. Minnie Mouse: Minnie operates as the club's show planner and bookkeeper, is responsible for the club's day-to-day administration, her performance at keeping the club running well makes her a pillar of support in times of crisis in keeping Mickey calm when he panics over a situation. Donald Duck: Donald operates as the club's deputy manager, responsible for the overall customer service at the club and tending to the needs of VIP guests. Although a co-owner in the club, he is envious of Mickey's fame and position and tends to want to run the club himself, though his efforts are thwarted by his conscience preventing him betraying his friendship with Mickey. Daisy Duck: Daisy operates as the reservation clerk for the club. Goofy: Goofy operates as the head waiter, managing the club's restaurant operations with his usual accident-prone yet genial manner of work.
Despite this difficulty, Goofy manages to ensure guests receive their meals without issues. Pluto: Pluto operates as both the club's mascot, as a personal assistant to both Mickey and Minnie. Horace Horsecollar: Horace operates as the club's technical engineer, in charge of the lighting and video players. A recurring gag in the animated series is his habit of doing as told and hitting his equipment to get them working, a tendency to state about what is wrong in general life, rather than on something that just happened when asked. Clarabelle Cow: Clarabelle operates as the club's gossip monger with her own show and spreading rumours about characters all over Toontown, although her gossip tends to cause problems as a result. Max Goof: Max operates as the club's valet parking attendant, he tends to enjoy his work, though a number of episodes feature stories about him debating over things he witnesses or wishes to enjoy. Huey and Louie: Huey and Louie operate as the club's house band. Throughout the course of the animated series' run, the trio operated under different names and genres of music, parodying noted music bands of the time - "The Quackstreet Boys", "Quackwork", "Kid Duck" and "The Splashing Pumpkins".
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Women of Trachis
Women of Trachis is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles. Women of Trachis is considered to be less developed than Sophocles' other works, its dating has been a subject of disagreement among critics and scholars; the story begins with Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, relating the story of her early life and her plight adjusting to married life. She is now distraught over her husband's neglect of her family. Involved in some adventure, he visits them, she sends their son Hyllus to find him, as she is concerned over prophecies about Heracles and the land he is in. After Hyllus sets off, a messenger arrives with word that Heracles, victorious in his recent battle, is making offerings on Cape Cenaeum and coming home soon to Trachis. Lichas, a herald of Heracles, brings in a procession of captives, he tells Deianeira a false story of. He claimed Eurytus, the city's king, was responsible for Heracles being enslaved, therefore Heracles vowed revenge against him and his people. Among the captured girls is Iole, daughter of Eurytus.
Deianeira soon learns that in truth Heracles laid siege to the city just to obtain Iole, whom he has taken as a lover. Unable to cope with the thought of her husband falling for this younger woman, she decides to use a love charm on him, a magic potion that will win him back; when she was younger, she had been carried across a river by Nessus. Halfway through he made a grab at her, but Heracles came to her rescue and shot him with an arrow; as he died, he told her his blood, now mixed with the poison of the Lernaean Hydra in which Heracles' arrow had been dipped, would keep Heracles from loving any other woman more than her, if she follows his instructions. Deianeira dyes a robe with the blood and has Lichas carry it to Heracles with strict instructions that no one else is to wear it, it is to be kept in the dark until he puts it on. After the gift is sent, she begins to have a bad feeling about it, she throws some of the left-over material into sunlight and it reacts like boiling acid. Nessus had lied about the love charm.
Hyllus soon arrives to inform her. He was in such pain and fury that he killed Lichas, the deliverer of the gift: "he made the white brain to ooze from the hair, as the skull was dashed to splinters, blood scattered therewith". Deianeira feels enormous shame for what she has done, amplified by her son's harsh words, kills herself. Hyllus discovers soon after that it wasn't her intention to kill her husband; the dying Heracles is carried to his home in horrible pain and furious over what he believes was a murder attempt by his wife. Hyllus explains the truth, Heracles realizes that the prophecies about his death have come to pass: He was to be killed by someone, dead, it turned out to be Nessus. In the end, he is in so much pain. In this weakened state, he says, he makes a final wish. The play concludes with Heracles being carried off to be burned alive, as an ending to his suffering; the date of the first performance of Women of Trachis is unknown, scholars have speculated a wide range of dates for its initial performance.
Scholars such as T. F. Hoey believe the play was written early in Sophocles' career, around 450 BC. Cited as evidence for an early date is the fact that the dramatic form of Women of Trachis is not as developed as those of Sophocles' other surviving works, advancing the belief that the play comes from a younger and less skilled Sophocles. Additionally, the plot of the play is similar to a story related by Bacchylides in Bacchylides XVI, but in some respects different from earlier known versions of Bacchylides' story. From this and others have argued that Sophocles' interpretation was more to have influenced Bacchylides than vice versa. Serving as further evidence is the relationship between the character of Deianeira and that of Clytemnestra in Aeschylus' Oresteia, first produced in 458. In earlier known versions of this story, Deianeira has several masculine qualities, similar to those of Clytemnestra – who, in the Oresteia, purposely kills her husband Agamemnon. In Women of Trachis, Deianeira's character is softer and more feminine, she is only inadvertently responsible for her husband's death.
According to some scholars, Deianeira's character in Women of Trachis is intended as a commentary on Aeschylus' treatment of Clytemnestra. Hoey sees echoes of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound in the relevance of Women of Trachis to debates that were occurring during the 450s on the "relationship between knowledge and responsibility."Other scholars, such as Cedric H. Whitman, argue for a production date during the 430s, close to but before Oedipus Rex. Evidence for a date near Oedipus Rex include a thematic similarity between the two plays. Whitman believes the two plays represent "another large step in the metaphysics of evil, to which Sophocles devoted his life." Thomas B. L. Webster estimates a date in the 430s, close to 431, for a variety of reasons. One reason Webster gives for this dating is that there are a number of similarities between Women of Trachis and plays by Euripides that were known to be written between 438 and 417, so may help narrow the range of dates, although it is unknow
Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis is a New Zealand actor. His film credits include Once Were Warriors, Whale Rider, Live Free or Die Hard and The Dark Horse for which he won the Best Performance by an Actor award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Curtis had television series roles on NBC's Trauma and Body of Proof, ABC's Missing. From 2015 to 2017, Curtis portrayed Travis Manawa on the AMC horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead. Ethnically Māori, his many character roles have included a range of ethnicities, such as Latin American and Arab. Curtis is co-owner of the independent New Zealand production company Whenua Films. Curtis, one of eight children, was born in Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the son of an amateur dancer. Curtis is of Māori descent; as a boy he studied mau rākau, a traditional Māori form of taiaha fighting, with Māori elder Mita Mohi on Mokoia Island, which nurtured his abilities as a performer in kapa haka. Curtis performed as a breakdancer and competitively in rock'n' roll dance competitions.
He received his secondary education at Rotorua. Curtis started acting in amateur productions of musicals Fiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha with the Kapiti Players and the Mantis Cooperative Theatre Company, before attending the New Zealand Drama School and Teatro Dimitri Scoula in Switzerland, he worked at a number of New Zealand theatre companies, including Downstage, Mercury Theatre, Bats Theatre, Centre Point. His stage roles include Happy End, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Cherry Orchard and Bess, Macbeth, Serious Money, The End of the Golden Weather, his first feature film role was a small part in the Oscar-nominated Jane Campion film The Piano. He went on to win attention in Once Were Warriors, one of the most successful films released on New Zealand screens, he played a seducer in the melodrama Desperate Remedies. In 2000 Curtis starred as family man Billy Williams in Jubilee, before playing father to the lead character in the international hit Whale Rider. In 2004 with producer Ainsley Gardiner, Curtis formed independent film production company Whenua Films.
The goals of the company are to support the growth of the New Zealand indigenous film-making scene, support local short filmmakers. He and Gardiner were appointed to manage the development and production of films for the Short Films Fund for 2005-06 by the New Zealand Film Commission, they have produced several shorts under the new company banner, notably Two Cars, One Night, which received an Academy Award nomination in 2005, Hawaikii by director Mike Jonathan in 2006. Both short films circulated through many of the prestigious international film festivals like the Berlinale. At the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Miramax Films bought US distribution rights to their first feature film, a relationship comedy titled Eagle vs Shark, directed by Taika Waititi. Waititi's follow-up feature Boy from Whenua Films, went on to become the highest grossing New Zealand film released on its own soil. In 2014, Curtis played the lead role in The Dark Horse, which the National Radio review called "one of the greatest New Zealand films made."
The New Zealand Herald praised him for his "towering performance" as real-life Gisborne speed chess player and coach Genesis Potini, who died in 2011. Curtis deliberately put on weight for the role. Curtis has appeared in the films Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead, Three Kings, the drug drama Blow with Johnny Depp, Training Day, Collateral Damage, Live Free or Die Hard, Sunshine and Colombiana. In M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, he played Fire Lord Ozai. Curtis portrayed Lt. Cortez in Jesus Christ in the film Risen. In the NBC TV drama Trauma, he played daredevil flight medic Reuben "Rabbit" Palchuck. Curtis was cast as Travis Manawa, a leading male role of the AMC TV series Fear the Walking Dead, the official spin-off of The Walking Dead. In 2017, Curtis was cast as "Tonowari" and is set to appear in the four sequels to Avatar, including Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. In 2019 he was cast as a brother of Luke Hobbs in Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Curtis guards his personal life closely.
He got married in late 2009 in a lavish private ceremony at his home, has three children. Cliff Curtis on IMDb Cliff Curtis on NZ On Screen Slate video showing Curtis playing several ethnicities and nationalities
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American television series filmed in New Zealand, based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, it ran for six seasons, producing action figures and other memorabilia as it became one of the highest rated syndicated television shows in the world at that time. It has aired on Once Sky1, five/5 and Horror, it was preceded by several TV movies with the same major characters in 1994 as part of Universal Television's Action Pack in order of appearance: Hercules and the Amazon Women and the Lost Kingdom and the Circle of Fire, Hercules in the Underworld, Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, the last of which served as a "clip show" of the previous movies as a lead up to the series. The show was cancelled midway through filming of the sixth season, only a total of eight episodes were produced after Kevin Sorbo declined to renew a three-year extension contract to continue his role as Hercules.
The series is set in a fantasy version of ancient Greece not located in historical time. Although set in ancient Greece, the show has a mixture of Oriental and Medieval elements in various episodes; the show stars Kevin Sorbo as Hercules and features Michael Hurst as his sidekick Iolaus. Rotating as Hercules' other regular companion in earlier seasons, is Salmoneus, a wheeler-dealer looking to make a quick dinar. Typical plot lines involve Hercules and Iolaus saving rustic villagers from monsters, evil warlords, or the selfish whims of the gods. There was comedy and episodes had "in-jokes" about modern themes. In the earlier episodes as mentioned in the show's opening title, Hercules' main nemesis is his evil stepmother Hera, the powerful queen of the gods who seeks to destroy Hercules using various monsters and helping her various followers because he is a reminder of her husband Zeus' infidelity; as the series progressed, a wider range of enemies was used. Towards the end of the series, Ares is himself replaced by the evil god Dahak, the main villain in the show's fifth season and sets off a story arc that has Hercules traveling to Sumeria, Norseland and Éire.
Although Zeus, Hercules' father, is cited by Hercules as a neglectful father, Zeus' love for Hercules is well documented in the show. Indeed, Hercules is referred to as "the favorite son of Zeus". Zeus makes several appearances on the show saving his son's life and restoring his superhuman strength on one occasion when he needs it the most. Hercules, for his own part, is always there for Zeus when his father needs him, in the end, Hercules reconciles with his father and buries whatever issues he has with the father he has come to understand and love. Hercules Iolaus The show had two spin-offs, Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules, with which it shared recurring characters such as Ares, Salmoneus, Deimos/Strife and Callisto. Both shows, although produced in New Zealand with local actors using American accents, were syndicated worldwide. Anchor Bay Entertainment released all 6 Seasons of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys on DVD in Region 1 for the first time between 2003-2005; as of 2010, these releases are out of print.
On January 12, 2010, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced that they planned on re-releasing Hercules: The Legendary Journeys on DVD. They have subsequently re-released all six seasons. In Region 4, Madman Entertainment has released all 6 seasons on DVD in Australia. NOTE: The Season 1 release in both regions 1 & 4 includes the 5 tele-films preceding the series; the region 1 re-release does not include the TV movies. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an action adventure video game with beat'em up elements, released on the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color, developed by Player 1 and published by Titus Interactive, based on the television series; the success of the show saw a number of similar ancient-set series being commissioned, such as The Adventures of Sinbad, Conan the Adventurer, The New Adventures of Robin Hood, BeastMaster, Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, Jack of All Trades. A sci-fi series, Cleopatra 2525, was produced as a result of the series' influence. Thirteen years Legend of the Seeker was produced by the same team.
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