Author: Jan Scholten
2.6.2 Stage 2: Barium
Heracles marries Megara, daughter of king Creon, and lives happily. Hera is full of hatred and afflicts Heracles with madness. In his madness he thinks that his wife and two sons are enemies and kills them. Afterwards he feels guilty, doesn't know what to do and flees. Heracles is overwhelmed (Stage 2) by darkness (Gold series).
Stage 2: Madness is typical for Barium; it means not (Stage 2) seeing (Gold series).