Thesues v.s. Hercules Undoubtedly, the two best-known heroes of ancient Greece were Thesues and Hercules.

Grecians memorized all their stories by heart, and would pass them on to their children. Athens made Thesues their hero, while the city of Sparta (just to the south of Athens) made Hercules it’s hero. Why is this? In this paper we will compare and contrast Hercules and Thesues.