Herakles and the Mares of Diomedes
by Eric Feka
Hera, frustrated with Herakles's continued success, sends him beyond the borders of Hellas to Thrace for his eighth task. Herakles's must retrieve the flesh-eating mares bred by the King of Thrace, the giant Diomedes and bring them back to Tiryns alive. But between Tiryns and Thrace is the city of Pherae, where King Admentis mourns the death of his wife Alcetsis.