Greek Vases

The Louvre has one of the best collection of ancient Greek Vases
Many of these depict scenes of ancient mythology like the Myths of Hercules
Here Hercules has retrieved Cerberus, the 3 headed Dog who guards the Underworld
Hercules is on the right wearing his typical Lion head outfit

Here Hecules had captured the Erymanthian Boar
The 12 labours of Hercules were set forth by King Eurystheus
In many of the depictions, like this one, Eurystheus is shown hiding in the vat at
the bottom terrified of the horrible beasts that Hercules has captured

Hercules, on the left, slaying the 9 headed Lernaean Hydra
Here Hercules is assisted by his nephew Iolaus, on the right

Another depiction of Hercules and Cerberus

Hercules and the Hydra again

This vase is a very typical depiction of Greek Warriors

Another depiction of Hercules capturing the Erymanthian Boar

This vase depicts the myth of Thesus and the Minotaur
Thesus the hero slays the fearsome Minotaur