Once upon a time there were three little gods, and their names were Strife, Eris (Though TIIC only called her Discord, children, and I don't know why.) and Ares (Who wasn't very little. Keep your minds out of the gutter, children.). Strife, being a minor God and not all that bright, built his main temple out of wood. Eris, being marginally more intelligent, built hers out of stone. Ares, though, was very smart, and he was one of the most powerful Gods. He had his temple built by Hephastus.
One day Hercules came to Strife's temple. He was very angry. "Stop the trouble you cause," he said, "Or I will knock down your temple!" (Not very smart, is he, children?) Strife only laughed. So Hercules swung a mighty blow of his fist and knocked Strife's temple down around his ears. Strife was very angry, and disappeared to go to Ares' temple.
"Ya gotta stop 'im, Unc!" he said. "He's gone nuts!" Not this was no news to Ares, but there was nothing he could do. Zeus had forbidden him to hurt the little twerp. So Strife came to live in Ares' Temple, and they were content.
Then Hercules went to Eris' temple. "Stop the trouble you cause," he said, "Or I will knock down your temple." (Still not too bright, is he, children?) Eris only laughed. So Hercules swung a mighty blow of his fist and knocked Eris' temple down around her ears. Eris was very angry and disappeared to go to Ares' temple.
"You have to stop him, Ares!" she said. "He's gone too far!" Not that this was news to Ares, but he was still forbidden to touch the little idiot. So Eris came to live at Ares' temple, and (Despite the fact that they beat each other up frequently) they were content.
Then Hercules came to Ares' temple. "Stop the troubles you cause," he said, "Or I will knock down your temple!" Ares only laughed. So Hercules swung a mighty blow of his fist, and struck one of the Hephastus-forged columns of Ares' temple with his own Hephastus-forged gauntlet. Hercules vanished in a bright flash of light. And Ares sat back in his throne and laughed long and hard. (Get your minds out of the gutter, children.) Then he rebuilt Strife and Eris' temples,(Would you want the gods of Mischief and Trouble living with *you*?)and went to Corinth. And he and Iphicles lived happily ever after.