Mythic Warriors

CBS (ended 2000)


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  • Season 2
    • After a great war, the Gods of Olympus successfully defeat the Titans and imprison them for thousands of years. When Hephaestus is not allowed to join the gods in Olympus due to his simple life, he frees the Titans which result in another great war. A prophecy states that only a mortal man will help the Gods defeat the Titans. However, Hercules does not want to have anything to do with this battle and convinces the Titans that if they do not interfere with man, then he will not take part. It is only when Zeus and Hera are captured that Athena must convince Hercules to take up his arms and battle again.moreless
    • 1/15/00
      King Midas is a wealthy, popular king with a loving wife and daughter. Upon the death of his wife, a theif manages to steal his fortune. Dionysus gives Midas the ability to turn whatever he touches into gold and begins to hunt down the thief. Upon finding and touching the thief, thereby turning him into gold, Midas realizes that the thief was actually his daughter. He must perform tasks of generosity to learn who is important to him in order to gain his daughter back.moreless
    • 12/18/99
      Androcles was a Greek slave who spent his days caring for the very lions that his fellow slaves were thrown to please the sadistic whims of a tyrannical Emperor. Androcles' friend Lycopheus dreams of escaping to freedom, but Androcles is too frightened to try -- until one day when Androcles (with the advice of the god Hermes) decides to enter the cage of a sickly lion to try to help the poor creature. When the lion escapes, the chaos that follows allows Androcles and Lycopheus to escape. As they are pursued by soldiers into the forest, Lycopheus is bitten by a snake, and Androcles finds himself alone, facing the gaping jaws of the very lion that escaped. But instead of attacking Androcles, the beast collapses in his arms. Androcles discovers a huge thorn in its paw and removes it freeing the lion from his suffering. Soon after, Androcles is re-united with Lycopheus who is near death from the snakebite. To save his friend, Androcles must overcome his fears and learn to survive in the dangerous woods. Following the ways of the lion, he gains newfound confidence and skill and is able to nurse his friend back to health. But then the soldiers return and Lycopheus is recaptured. Now it's up to Androcles alone to free his fellow slaves. And he succeeds with help from a most unexpected ally. For in the end, when Androcles is thrown to the lions, the beast he faces turns out to be the very lion Androcles saved. Returning the favor, the lion submits to Androcles and licks his hand. Seeing this, the people become fearful that it is an omen from the gods and Androcles is able to convince the Emperor to free his fellow slaves.moreless
    • Phaeton: The Chariot of Fire
    • The Hounds of Actaeon
      Actaeon is a proud and handsome young man, trained to be a master hunter by the kindly centaur Chiron. Actaeon becomes arrogant with age, forgetting Chiron's teachings of respect for the forest and the creatures which whom he hunts. This in turn leads to the needless slaughter of the woodlands' inhabitants.... much to the chagrin of the forest goddess, Artemis. The last straw is finally broken when Actaeon selfishly decides to hunt Artemis' prized possession... her brilliant white stag. As a result, Artemis transforms Actaeon into the white stag-- a condition which will remain permanent unless Actaeon finds love within his heart for those more helpless than himself!moreless
    • Castor and Pollux
      Castor and Pollux were twins and great wrestlers who traveled from town to town accepting challenges from local fighters. When they fought together as a team they were invincible. And when they won they gave their purse to the poor peasants, leaving little for themselves. But all that changes when the evil King Pelias, looking for a way to destroy Jason and the Argonauts, discovers the gods have bestowed immortality on Pollux. Pelias offers Pollux a fortune in gold to capture this "pirate" Jason, but Pollux refuses to the chagrin of Castor who envies his brother's immortality and is tired of always being poor. Playing into his frustration, King Pelias' oracle creates a magic dream cloud which enters Castor's sleep, convincing him that it is his destiny to capture Jason and get the reward of gold. Castor ‘dream travels' to the island of Bebrycos where the Argonauts are stranded, but before he can get Jason, Amycus, a towering Cyclops with a huge brass helmet, captures the Argonauts. Amycus considers anyone on his island a trespasser who must fight him to win their freedom. Meanwhile, Pollux, worried about his brother, "dream travels" to Bebrycos to protect his brother, but Castor thinks Pollux is only after the reward. This mistrust leads to a fight between the brothers who go their separate ways. Castor arrives at Amycus' fortress to get Jason but when Jason offers to give himself up if Castor frees his fellow Argonauts, this selfless act convinces Castor that Jason cannot be a pirate. But instead of fighting with the Argonauts against the giant, Castor, determined to prove he can win without his brother, challenges the brass headed monster alone. Luckily, before he is defeated, Pollux comes to the rescue and together they conquer the terrible Cyclops. In the end, Castor realizes that only together can the twins be victorious and make their dreams come true.moreless
    • Damon and Pythias
      Damon and Pythias were two fast friends, always faithful to each other. As young boys, they anger the lonely and friendless Prince Dionus who under the influence of his court adviser, has been brought up to believe that no one can be trusted and that true friendship does not exist. When one day, a stray spear thrown by Pythias nearly kills the Prince, Pythias is blamed and sentenced to death for his deed. Pythias begs for a chance to say good-bye to his parents, but Prince Dionus is sure he will just run off, and so Damon offers to be executed in Pythias' place if his faithful friend does not return in time. Meanwhile, we discover the "Three Fates", old hags who meddle in the destinies of mortals, have been following these affairs and are determined to make Pythias' journey back nearly impossible. While Pythias must battle the magical beasts unleashed upon them by the Fates, Damon remains certain that his friend will return to him, no matter how hard Prince Dionus tries to convince him otherwise. In the end, Pythias nearly gives his own life to save Damon from his fate and this unselfish act of friendship finally wins over the cold heart of the Prince, who saves them both from a watery fate and learns what it means to have true friends for the first time in his life.moreless
    • Jason and Medea
      Jason and Medea
      Episode 6
      In their search for the Golden Fleece, Jason and the Argonauts draw closer to the island of Colchis where King Aeetes jealously guards the golden treasure. At her father's command, Aeetes beautiful daughter, Medea, a powerful sorceress, unleashes a magical storm upon our heroes' ship and nearly destroys them. Angered that the confidant Jason survived, Medea devises a plan to destroy the source of his confidence. Using her magic, she kills Chiron, the Centaur, and Jason's wise and kindly teacher. When Atalanta's hawks bring back Chiron's broken sword, Jason realizes his mentor is dead and his confidence is shattered. Soon the spirit of Chiron visits Jason in a vision, giving him advice, which leads Jason to think that the key to his success lies within Chiron's sword. As they set out on their dangerous quest across the island, Medea, pretending to be an ally, offers Jason a magic potion to protect him. But Jason turns down the magic and instead welds the broken sword together. Soon they are forced to battle Medea's magic in the form of fire-breathing bulls. During the battle, Jason's sword breaks and now the Argonauts are convinced that only the magic potion will protect them from the fiery beasts. But it's a trap and when the Argonauts take the potion they become Medea's prisoners. With only a broken sword, Jason must face Medea's powerful magic in hopes of freeing his friends. In the final confrontation, Jason finally realizes what Chiron meant by the power of the sword – that the power is within himself. Suddenly, the sword grows back to full length and with it a newly confident Jason is able to defeat Medea, free the Argonauts and take the golden fleece back to his kingdom where he becomes the rightful king of Iolcus.moreless
    • 10/23/99
    • 10/16/99
      Having never forgiven Hercules for challenging the gods, a vengeful Hera hires Nessus, the centaur, to wound Daneira, Hercules one true love, with a poison arrow. When Hercules tries to draw out the poison, he becomes infected to. Knowing that Daneira will soon die, Hercules pleads to the gods for help and is answered by Hera, who tells him that only a golden apple from her Garden of Hesperides can cure Daneira. Hercules agrees to go on the treacherous journey, despite the fact that the poison in his system is slowly draining his strength. Hera is sure Hercules will fail to make his journey and she will have her long sought revenge. Despite his fading strength, Hercules journeys across the sea, is captured by Pygmy warriors, and defeats the terrible giant Antaeus who had been tormenting the little warriors for so long. To show their gratitude, the Pygmies help Hercules find the Garden of Hesperides where Hercules must face his biggest challenge of all – the giant, Atlas, who holds up the sky. When Hercules outwits the towering giant, he avenges Hercules by creating an earthquake that swallows up the golden apple tree so that Hercules escapes with only one apple. In the end, Hercules must choose to save Daneira or his own strength, either way Hera thinks she has finally bested our hero. But that's when Hercules' two Pygmy friends return with a second apple, and both Daneira and Hercules are saved from Hera's revenge.moreless
    • Ulysses and Penelope
      After a long and perilous journey home from the Trojan wars, Ulysses returns to Ithaca only to discover his Queen, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, have all but given him up for dead. And worse, ruthless suitors, vying for Ulysses' throne, are pressuring Penelope to choose a new husband and King. Fearing for his family's safety if he is discovered, Ulysses disguises himself as a vagabond and witnesses first hand just how much his people have lost faith in him since he has been gone for so long. But Ulysses soon suffers a blow to his own faith when he witnesses Penelope weaving a wedding veil and thinks she is going to marry Antonius, the most ruthless of the suitors. Despondent over her apparent betrayal, beggar Ulysses tries to raise a small army of men to drive out Antonius, only to find his son among the recruits. Ulysses' faith suffers yet another blow when his band of rebels are surprised by Antonius' soldiers and Ulysses concludes that his son is the traitor. But before the young King gives up his throne for good, he discovers the truth – that Telemachus is not the traitor and that Penelope is unraveling her wedding veil as fast as she is making it -- to stall for time in hopes that Ulysses will return to her. Realizing that his family had believed in him all along, a newly determined Ulysses', disguised as the "vagabond", challenges the suitors to an archery contest, telling them that only the one who can hit a bulls-eye is worthy of replacing the great Ulysses. It looks as if Antonius has won the contest when the vagabond takes the bow and pierces the center of the target. Ulysses reveals himself, defeats Antonius, and takes his rightful place as King.moreless
    • Ulysses and the Trojan Horse
      In a story of misplaced faith, Helen, the Queen of Sparta, runs off with Prince Paris of Troy. Helen's husband, King Menelaus, on discovering his wife's unfaithfulness, declares war on Paris and calls on his friend, the young King Ulysses of Ithaca, to lead the Greek army against Paris' Trojans. This is just what Paris hoped for, for his superior army, backed by the goddess Aphrodite, is sure to defeat the Greeks. Obligated to help his fellow king, Ulysses leaves his Queen and baby son behind and sets sail for Sparta with his fleet. Questioning why Helen would be untrue to her husband, Ulysses soon discovers a strange golden apple in the Queen's chambers that does not rot and which has a bite taken out of it. Now convinced that godly magic is behind the Queen's disloyalty, Ulysses sets out to prove Helen's innocence and prevent an unnecessary war. Finally, with the help of Athena, Ulysses magically disguises himself as an old man and sneaks into Troy. There he discovers Aphrodite has given Helen the golden apple whose magical properties have caused her to lose her memory and believe that she belongs to Paris. But King Menelaus refuses to believe Helen's innocence and is determined to fight the war to the bitter end. To prevent disaster, Ulysses devises a plan to end the war and restore the King's faith in his wife. To do it, he makes it appear the Greek fleet has sailed off in surrender, then builds the Trojan Horse, a gigantic wooden creation, which is given to Prince Paris as a peace offering. Falling for the trick, Paris lets the horse inside the city. That night, Ulysses and his men sneak out from inside the wooden horse, and open the gates for the Greek army and they easily defeat Paris' forces. King Menelaus is re-united with his Queen, regretting that he ever doubted her faithfulness.moreless
    • Psyche and Eros
      Episode 1
      Psyche, the most beautiful princess in Greece, is sought after by everyone. Eros falls in love with Psyche for her kind and caring nature, not after her beauty. He decides to see if she will fall in love with him based on his personality by turning himself into an invisible host who will not reveal his identity. When Psyche's sister starts filling her mind with awful ideas about her invisible suitor, she decides to covertly see who he is, only to discover an angry Eros. Pysche must find a way to regain his love back, even if it means losing her beauty.moreless
  • Season 1