Iphicles


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Iphicles

(ĭf`əklēz'): see AmphitryonAmphitryon
, in Greek mythology, son of Alcaeus. While betrothed to Alcmene, he accidentally killed her father, Electryon. Alcmene and Amphitryon fled to Thebes, but she demanded that he defeat Pterelaos, her father's enemy.
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She bore Nestor, Chromius, and Periclymenus, and she also bore that marvellously lovely woman Pero, who was wooed by all the country round; but Neleus would only give her to him who should raid the cattle of Iphicles from the grazing grounds of Phylace, and this was a hard task.
Him she bare through the embrace of the son of Cronos lord of dark clouds and the other, Iphicles, of Amphitryon the spear- wielder -- offspring distinct, this one of union with a mortal man, but that other of union with Zeus, leader of all the gods.
The pie then flashes forward 20 years, where we find the bronzed and bulgingly muscular Alcides (Kellan Lutz) in love with the Cretan princess Hebe (Gala Weiss) and openly loathed by both Amphitryon and Iphicles (Liam Garrigan).
The most beautiful body of ours would perhaps be as much inferior to the most beautiful Greek, as Iphicles was to his brother Hercules," Winckelmann speculated.
Of these unions were born twin boys, of whom Iphicles was the son of Amphitryon, Heracles the son of Zeus.