My question is, "is there any story or body of work that explains why Hercules does not bring his own family (i.e. his wife Megara and kids) back from the dead, considering he is capable of doing so? (see Hercules bringing someone else back from the underworld: http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/g/Alcestis.htm)" This is an answerable question because anyone who either 1) points to a text that explains why he does not bring his family back from the dead 2) uses texts to extrapolate a reason for why this might be the case or 3) provides evidence that no such textual evidence exists and consequently prove that the answer to this question is definitively unknown has answered my question.
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