noun, genitive Her·cu·lis [hur-kyuh-lis] /ˈhɜr kyə lɪs/ for 2.
Origin of Hercules
Examples from the Web for hercules
The dealership called the Hercules team “right then and there,” Pedro Sr. said.
In her remarks, the Hercules Group was synonymous with peace and safety.
The public debut of the Hercules Group is a day that not many in Matamoros are likely to forget.
Outside, on the roof, the clock is flanked by more Beaux Arts touches: statues of Hercules, Mercury, and Minerva.
Not a bit of it, for Hercules is the only one that knows how to git over such places.A Waif of the Mountains|Edward S. Ellis
The first labor that Eurystheus assigned to Hercules was to bring him the skin of the Nemean lion.Myths and Legends of All Nations|Various
The Archer was the image of Hercules, for whom the Egyptians had great veneration.Astronomical Myths|John F. Blake
He was no longer the weak, timid young man, who could neither speak nor act, but a Hercules whom nothing could withstand.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
Hercules laughed nervously, and Migwan noticed that his jaw was trembling.The Camp Fire Girls Solve a Mystery|Hildegard G. Frey
Heracles or Herakles
noun Latin genitive Herculeis (ˌhɜːkjʊˈliːɪs)
hero, son of Zeus and Alcmene, c.1200 (originally in reference to the Pillars of Hercules), also Ercules, from Latin Hercles, from Greek Herakles, literally "Glory of Hera;" from Hera (q.v.) + kleos "glory, renown" (see Clio). Used figuratively of strength since late 14c. Vocative form Hercule was a common Roman interjection (especially me Hercule!) "assuredly, certainly."
One of the greatest heroes of classical mythology, he is supposed to have been the strongest man on earth. He was renowned for completing twelve seemingly impossible tasks — the Labors of Hercules. One of these labors was the cleaning of the Augean stables; another was the killing of the nine-headed Hydra. Hercules was a son of Zeus.