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Deianira

(dēyənī`rə): see HerculesHercules
, Heracles,
or Herakles
, most popular of all Greek heroes, famous for extraordinary strength and courage. Alcmene, wife of Amphitryon, made love to both Zeus and her husband on the same night and bore two sons, Hercules (son of Zeus) and Iphicles
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Deianira

kills husband Hercules for suspected affair with Iole. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 303]

Deianira

commits suicide out of remorse for unwittingly having killed husband, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 709]
See: Remorse

Deianira

accidentally kills husband, Hercules; kills herself out of guilt. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 76]
See: Suicide
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The treasures housed in the Brussels palace were famously described by Antonio de Beatis, who visited in 1517, on a journey with Cardinal Luigi d'Aragona from Italy: 'In it are very beautiful pictures, among them a Hercules with Deianeira, with good-sized nude figures, and the tale of Paris with the three goddesses perfectly executed.
However, The Judgement of Paris admired by Antonio de Beatis likely remained in the Nassau palace, together with Bosch's triptych and Hercules and Deianeira.
It is evidence of the weakening significance of classicism today that the subject is titled Dryad rather than identified as Deianeira from a Nessus and Deianeira group.
Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold.