An adorable duo

Hercules is the hero of the Disney Studios cartoon Hercules, based on the famous character from Greek mythology. At the beginning of the story, Zeus and his wife introduce young Hercules to the other gods of Olympus, including Hades, god of the underworld who is fed up with his thankless role. The three gods tell him that he will be able to escape his role in a few years by freeing the titans, but only on condition that young Hercules is dead by then. He then decides to try to make him drink a potion that would make him mortal. But his minions don’t succeed and as he doesn’t drink all the potion, he remains a little divine and this is transcribed by a supernatural strength. Unable to stay in Olympus, he is taken in by two humans and ignores his true identity until he is a teenager. But when his parents explain to him that he was found as a baby, he goes in search of his identity. Zeus then explains to him that if he wants to join them in Olympus, he must become a true hero worthy of the Gods. It is also at this moment that he finds Pegasus, the winged horse that was given to him as a child. From that moment on, Hercules will devote all his time to trying to become a hero, which will not make Hades’ task any easier.

True Greek heroes

For this Rides pop figure, Hercules is depicted on the back of the winged horse Pegase (Pegasus in English). Pegasus is a white horse with a tail and a mane cut into a turquoise blue crest. It is placed on a transparent base, placing it slightly in flight, and its two large white wings are spread out. As for him, Hercules is represented on horseback, wearing a typical Greek leather armor with a small matching skirt and the famous spartan type sandals. On the head, his features are marked in a very exaggerated and stylized manner in the fashion of ancient Greek art and we can see his red hair and the red band around his head.