What did Zeus’ wife Hera send to attack Heracles in his cradle?
Poor Heracles had some powerful enemies before he was even born. The goddess Hera was insanely jealous of the boy (who was known as Hercules to the ancient Romans) because he was Zeus’ son by another woman, and she tried to kill him by sending two serpents to his cradle. Mighty Heracles inherited his father’s strength, however, and easily strangled the two serpents. One of the most famous Greco-Roman stories is of Heracles’ 12 labors — including feats like slaying a nine-headed Hydra, capturing a wild boar, and fetching Cerberus the three-headed dog from Hades.
Answer: The correct answer is Serpents.