Zeus, seated on his throne, with his cupbearer, Ganymede, and Ares, the god of war, standing behind him; Athena approaching to introduce Herakles to Mount Olympos; winged Iris, a messenger of the gods, following.
Herakles, the greatest Greek hero, was the only mortal admitted to live among the gods after his death.
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