Last updated: 1 July 2015
Hercules (Kevin Sorbo, right above) and its spinoff series Xena (Lucy Lawless, left below) are both syndicated series that play it fast and loose with the wonderful world of Greek mythology (and most any other mythology you can name!). Herc's dad might have been Zeus, but his mom was a mortal. This gives Herc superhuman strength, and a compassionate heart - and a bunch of half brothers and sisters who live on Olympus. Herc's best friend and companion is Iolaus (Michael Hurst, left above). Episodes followed the adventures of the two men as they fought monsters and gods. Toward the end of the series, Iolaus is killed and Hercules spends some time travelling to faraway lands as he mourns and seeks to understand his place in the world.
Xena, on the other hand, is a warrior princess who starts out bad, but who then, through the intervention of Hercules, mends her ways and got her own series. Xena's best friend and companion is Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor, left above). Episode plots were similar to Hercules. See some of the many wonderful sites for more detailed information, there is just so much we can't do it justice!
Zine:The View From Olympus is a half-Hercules and half-Xena gen zine. For more information, click here.
Special Collection: There is one Hercules Special Collection available. It is gen with a dash of adult (het). For more information, click here.