Hercules takes Troy
Just released Hercules from slavery at Omfala, he immediately gathered a large army of heroes and set off on eighteen ships to Troy to take revenge on the king who deceived him Laomedontu. Arriving at Troy, he entrusted the protection of the ships Oiklu with a small detachment, himself with the whole army moved to the walls of Troy. As soon as Hercules left the ships with his army, Laomedon attacked Oikl, killed Oikl and killed almost his entire squad. Hearing the noise of the battle at the ships, Hercules returned, put Laomedon to flight and drove him to Troy. The siege of Troy did not last long. Heroes burst into the city, climbing the high walls. The hero Telamon was the first to enter the city. Hercules, the greatest of heroes, could not bear to be surpassed by anyone. Drawing his sword, he rushed at Telamon, who was ahead of him. Seeing that imminent death threatened him, Telamon quickly bent down and began to collect stones. Hercules was surprised and asked:
- What are you doing, Telamon?
- Oh, the greatest son of Zeus, I am erecting an altar to Hercules the conqueror! - the cunning Telamon answered and with his answer humbled the anger of the son of Zeus.
During the capture of the city, Hercules killed Laomedon and all his sons with his arrows; only the youngest of them, A gift, the hero spared. The beautiful daughter of Laomedon Hesiona Hercules gave Telamon, who had distinguished himself by his bravery, to his wife and allowed her to choose one of the prisoners and set him free. Hesiona chose her brother as a Gift.
- He must become a slave before all prisoners! - exclaimed Hercules, - only if you give a ransom for him, he will be released.
Hesiona took off the veil from her head and gave it as a ransom for her brother. Since then, they began to call the Gift - Priam (i.e. bought). Hercules gave him power over Troy, and he went with his army to new exploits.
When Hercules sailed across the sea with his army, returning from near Troy, the goddess Hera, wanting to destroy the hated son of Zeus, sent a great storm. And so that Zeus would not see what danger threatens his son, Hera begged the god of sleep Hypnos to put the aegid-holding Zeus to sleep. The storm brought Hercules to the island Kos.The inhabitants of Kos mistook the ship of Hercules for a robber and, throwing stones at it, did not let it land on the shore. Hercules landed on the island at night, defeated the inhabitants of Kos, killed their king, the son of Poseidon Eurypylus, and laid waste to the whole island. Zeus was terribly angry when he woke up and found out what danger his son Hercules was in. In anger, he chained Hera in golden indestructible fetters and hung her between earth and heaven, tying two heavy anvils to her feet. Each of the Olympians who wanted to come to the aid of Hera was overthrown from the high Olympus by the terrible Zeus in anger. He searched for Hypnos for a long time, and the lord of gods and mortals would have overthrown him from Olympus if the goddess of night had not sheltered him Nyukta.