The Mighty Hercules in the Medusa’s Sceptre

The Mighty Hercules was an animated series based loosely on the Roman mythological character of Hercules. It debuted on TV in 1963 and ran until 1966. Its run coincided with the popularity of the sword and sandal genre of films. In this episode the evil wizard Daedelus uses Medusa’s Scepter to turn several of Hercules’ friends to stone.

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  1. As a Canadian cartoon, The Mighty Hercules was aired for years and years on my side of the border. I remember the CTV station in Montreal had the show on its schedule as late as 1985.

    Interesting to note that the theme song was sung by Johnny Nash… “Fighting for the right / fighting with his might / With the strength of ten / ordinary men”. Smart alecks, we kids knew all that was needed to give Hercules a good pounding was an eleventh ordinary man.

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