Also called Heracles Furens [fyoor-uhns]. /ˈfyʊər əns/. (italics) a tragedy (420? b.c.) by Euripides.
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- Her·a·cle·an, adjective
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Heracles goes on his twelve labours, not to better mankind, but to achieve immortality and atone for his own sins.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero | Regina Lizik | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mythic heroes, especially Heracles, wrestled monsters and wild beasts at the beginning of time.The Olympics Wimps Out on Wrestling and Competition | James Romm | February 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
See Now Then is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Sweet and their two children Persephone and Heracles.
One could have found men who were said to have fought alongside Heracles.
Hesiod, quite unlike his contemporaries, the "later" poets of Iliad and Odyssey, gives to Heracles an iron helmet and sword.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
The swallowing and disgorging of Heracles by the monster that was to slay Hesione is well known.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
The euhemeristic explanation of the struggle with the triple monster was that Heracles fought three brothers in succession.
To carry off these cattle to Greece was one of the twelve “labours” imposed by Eurystheus upon Heracles.
Heracles is called , from his being identical with the Sun, and he has this name in common with Apollo and Jove.Troy and its Remains | Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
British Dictionary definitions for Heracles
the usual name (in Greek) for Hercules 1
- Heraclean or Heraklean, adjective
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