The Olympian, Second Movement

The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements.

heraklesSecond Movement – Divine Birth: As they prepare to rest on their second night in the forest, the eldest Thasian, Parmenides tells Simonides that he has reason to believe that Theagenes is indeed the physical son of Herakles, the divine hero and son of Zeus.  He relates a story told to him by Theagenes’ grandfather who says he was witness to the impregnation of his daughter by the greatest of Greek heroes.

“Herakles came to my bed last night and together we conceived a child.  I know it is so.  He said but few words to me and only after the act had been completed.  He said, ‘I give you my son.’  That was all he said, father, and I believe him.”

from The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas


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