Athos wrote:But the Hercules theme would give us Amazon women, the Nemean Lion (much needed), a Hydra, Augean Stables, the Erymanthian Boar (pigs would good for castle), the Ceryneian Hind (deer/stag would be good for castle), the Stymphalian Birds, the Cretan Bull (cows are much needed), the Mares of Diomedes, Cattle of Geryon, Golden Apples, Hesperides and Cerebus..
Actualy it would probably be better if the "exclusive set" involved hercules and several labors, if not all of them. This would cost about the same as the trojan war. All the monsters, and only one herc. fig.