- Hercules(def 1).
- Also called Heracles Furens [fyoo r-uh ns] /ˈfyʊər əns/. (italics) a tragedy (420? b.c.) by Euripides.
Origin of Heracles
< Greek Hēraklês, literally, having the glory of Hera, equivalent to Hḗra Hera + -klēs, akin to kléos glory, fame
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Examples from the Web for heracles
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
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Mythic heroes, especially Heracles, wrestled monsters and wild beasts at the beginning of time.The Olympics Wimps Out on Wrestling and Competition
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See Now Then is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Sweet and their two children Persephone and Heracles.This Week’s Hot Reads: Jan. 28, 2013
Mythili Rao, David Goodwillie
January 29, 2013
One could have found men who were said to have fought alongside Heracles.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 16, 2012
March 17, 2012
Yes, I said, but Heracles himself is said not to be a match for two.Phaedo
Dionysodorus rejoins that Iolaus was no more the nephew of Heracles than of Socrates.Euthydemus
By Heracles, I said, there never was such a paragon, if he has only one other slight addition.Charmides
Of whom are Heracles and the Dioscuri, and there are others also named.The Symposium
Follow in the steps of Heracles, our guide, and cheer each the other onwards by name.Anabasis
- the usual name (in Greek) for Hercules 1
Word Origin and History for heracles
also Herakles, alternate (more classically correct) forms of Hercules.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper