Fire is a destructive entity, or it can be seen as offering warmth or a symbol of passion. In Roman mythology, Volcan the God of fire including the fire of volcanoes, metalworking, and the forge in ancient Roman mythology with his Greek counterpart being Hephaestus, who is also the Greek God of fire and forging.
You may remember the Disney animated masterpiece Hercules released in 1997 by Disney. The story of the son of a Greek god who was snatched as a baby by Hades and forced to live among mortals as a demigod. He is thought to be a youthful mortal with the odd ability to lift anything up to one-hundred times his size. Once a teenager, he must prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mt. Olympus.
When you hear the name “Hades” your mind may jump directly to the blue fiery haired, beloved, sometimes hated antagonist from the Disney cartoon, Hercules. The Disney film was released in 1997 and Hades was played by the actor, James Woods. As for some though, Hades rules in our hearts as the image of the ancient Greek god of the underworld who was determined to keep every dead soul from escaping his realm.
In Greek mythology there are many legends about heroes both human and demigods creating great feats to prove themselves to the gods. One of the most well-known legends is the twelve trials of Heracles. His second task was to defeat the hydra a serpentine sea monster many people recognized by its name.