The John R. Van Derlip Fund
- To the people of ancient Greece, the hero Herakles (HAIR-a-kleez) embodied the best of mortal human beings and Gods. Stories of his
accomplishments were very popular.
- This black-figure vase, called a hydria (high-DREE-a), is a good example of the qualities of harmony and
highly prized by the Greeks in their art.
- The Greeks thought of their gods as humans, as the paintings on this hydria show.