Megara ( dr. Greek Μεγάρᾱ ) is a character in ancient Greek mythology  . The eldest daughter of Theban king Creon , wife of Hercules  . Gave him Terimach, Creontiad and Deikoont  , according to other sources of Terimach and Ofit  (see Alcides ), whom Hercules killed in the fit of madness sent by the Hero along with two children of Iphicos  , taking them for children Eurystheus .
The tomb of the children of Hercules was shown in Thebes, about this wrote Stesichore and Paniasid  .
According to Euripides, Hercules also killed Megara  , according to other sources he gave her to Iolaus  as a wife. Then she was 33 years old, and he is 16 years old  .
Depicted in Hades in the painting Polygnot at Delphi  . The protagonist of the tragedies of Euripides "Hercules" and Seneca "Hercules in Madness."
Megara in the cinema
- In the Hercules peplum , the role of Megara was played by Irina Shayk .
- In season 5 of the American television series Once Upon a Time, Casey Rol played the role of Megara  .
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- Homer. Odyssey XI 269; Pindar. Isthmian Songs IV 64
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. Mythological library II 4, 11-12; Diodorus of Sicily. Historical Library IV 10, 6
- Gigin. Myths 31
- Nikolai of Damascus. History, fr. 12 Jacobi
- Stesichore, fr. 230 Paige; Pausanias. Description of Hellas IX 11, 2
- Euripides. Hercules 923-1017; Seneca. Hercules in Madness 991-1030
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. Mythological library II 6, 1; Diodorus of Sicily. Historical Library IV 31, 1
- Plutarch. About Erot 9
- Pausanias. Description of Hellas X 29, 7
- Leanne Aguilera. 'Once Upon a Time' Scoop: Hercules and Megara Are Coming in Season 5 - Plus, a Fan Favorite Returns! . Entertainment Tonight (November 16, 2015). Date of treatment November 16, 2015.