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Heracles came to steal the cattle from Geryon as part of his 10th labour. Whilst he was travelling through the desert, Heracles, tired of the burning sun, shot an arrow at Helios. Helios, in admiration, gave him a golden cup, which he used to sail to Geryon's island home. Heracles killed Geryon and Orthrus with posionous arrows and stole the cattle. When Heracles brought the cattle back, they were sacrificed to Hera.
|Twelve Labours of Heracles|
|Slaying the Nemean Lion • Killing the Lernaean Hydra • Capturing the Ceryneian Hind • Capturing the Erymanthian Boar • Cleaning the Augean Stables • Slaying the Stymphalian Birds • Capturing the Cretan Bull • Capturing the Flesh-Eating Mares of Diomedes • Obtaining the Girdle of Hippolyta • Capturing the Cattle of Geryon • Stealing apples from the Tree of the Hesperides • Capturing Cerberus|