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  1. Hercules was the son of Zeus* and Alcmena, the wife of Amphitryon, a distinguished Greek warrior and heir to the throne of Tiryns.
  2. Hercules, the half-immortal son of Jupiter (or Zeus) rescues Iole, the daughter of Pelias, the king of Jolco, when the horses pulling her chariot run wild. (Web site)
  3. Hercules was the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene, the granddaughter of Perseus and Andromeda. (Web site)
  4. Hercules was the Roman name for the greatest hero of Greek mythology -- Heracles. (Web site)
  5. Hercules is a large constellation whose brightest stars are relatively faint, so a good, dark sky is needed to see the complete outline of the heroic figure. (Web site)


  1. It was through this cave that Hercules dragged Cerberus to earth. (Web site)
  2. Virgil wrote that Cacus, whom Hercules killed, lived in a cave on Aventine Hill. (Web site)


  1. While Hercules and Polyphemus were seeking him, they were left behind, a wind carrying the ship on.

Roman Name

  1. Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek hero Heracles.


  1. This was the road by which Hercules descended when he went to carry off Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the threshold of Pluto.
  2. When Hercules asked Pluto for Cerberus, Pluto ordered him to take the animal provided he mastered him without the use of the weapons which he carried. (Web site)
  3. After Theseus had been a prisoner of Pluto for some time, Hercules happened to be travelling in Epirus, and he stopped to visit Pluto.


  1. Together with the Cygnus, the Swan, and Aquila, the Eagle, it is hunted by Hercules. (Web site)

Northern Hemisphere

  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Hercules and containing Vega. (Web site)
  2. The Hercules Cluster is a fantastic sight on a clear dark night, and must be the best globular in the northern hemisphere. (Web site)


  1. Hercules killed the bull, but from the union Pasiphae gave birth to the MINOTAUR, a monster who was half man and half bull.


  1. Telamon was the first one to break through the Trojan wall, which enraged Hercules as he was coveting that glory for himself.


  1. Hercules incurred the everlasting wrath of Hera because he was the child of her unfaithful husband. (Web site)
  2. Zeus visited Alcmene in the form of her husband, and the child of their union was the Greek hero Hercules.


  1. Pegasus (Frank Welker) - The winged horse formed from clouds by Zeus, childhood pet and faithful companion of Hercules with the brain of a bird.
  2. Similarly, in the Disney adaptation of the Hercules legend, Pegasus is depicted as a childhood pet of Hercules. (Web site)
  3. Pegasus also frequently appears in the 1960s cartoon The Mighty Hercules, as the winged steed of the titular character.

Eleusinian Mysteries

  1. Before he could ascend into Tartarus, Hercules had to be indoctrinated into the Eleusinian mysteries. (Web site)

Ancient Greece

  1. Hercules' twelve great labors One of the most popular heores in ancient Greece was Hercules, son of Zeus and the queen Alcmena. (Web site)
  2. Young Hercules offers them the chance to love Hercules and Ancient Greece by giving them action packed episodes that are only a half hour long.


  1. Hercules, his son from Varsini, was assasinated, along with his mother, from Polyperchon after order of Cassander while he was 18 y.o. (Web site)


  1. Archias the son of Evagetus, of the stock of Hercules, leads a Colony from Corinth into Sicily, and builds Syracuse. (Web site)

Ancient Greeks

  1. And the Ancient Greeks were convinced the Rock was one of the Pillars of Hercules (along with Jebel Musa in Morocco), marking the end of the known world.
  2. As a binding knot it was known to the ancient Greeks as the Hercules knot (Herakleotikon hamma) and is still used extensively in medicine.


  1. Bk IX:211-272. The place where Philoctetes will be needed, to make use of the bow of Hercules, on the Greek side, in the war. (Web site)
  2. Eurytion had taught Hercules how to use a bow and arrow years before, but Hercules defeated him in a test of archery while trying to win the hand of Iole. (Web site)


  1. DiBiase continued to feud with Hercules; the two had a series of matches including a match that DiBiase won on the February 3 edition of The Main Event. (Web site)


  1. This monster was the offspring of Echidna by Typhon and was killed by Hercules as his second Labour. (Web site)
  2. Greek Mythology A monster with three bodies that was slain by Hercules. (Web site)
  3. Secondly (4.8), a legend told by the Pontic Greeks featuring Scythes, the first king of the Scythians, as a child of Hercules and a monster. (Web site)


  1. Thor and Hercules are mythological gods reinterpreted as superheroes.
  2. In this instance, Tacitus refers to the god Odin as " Mercury ", Thor as "Hercules", and the god Týr as " Mars ". (Web site)


  1. Bk XIII:399-428. Ulysses sails for the island to bring back the arrows of Hercules. (Web site)
  2. The other giants Zeus smote and destroyed with thunderbolts and all of them Hercules shot with arrows as they were dying. (Web site)


  1. The Argonaut Poeas consented to light the pyre and Hercules passed upon him his bow and arrow. (Web site)
  2. Hades agreed as long as Hercules didn't harm him, though in some versions, Hercules shot Hades with an arrow.
  3. As the centaurs cowered about Chiron, Hercules shot an arrow at them, which, passing through the arm of Elatus, stuck in the knee of Chiron.


  1. The Constellation Leo represents the Lion that Hercules (also a constellation) had to kill as one of his 12 tasks. (Web site)


  1. It was decreed by the Carthaginians, that Hanno should undertake a voyage beyond the Pillars of Hercules, and found Liby-Phoenician cities. (Web site)


  1. On his route to kill the lion, Hercules had stayed the night with a poor laborer named Molorchus who wanted to make a sacrifice to him as the son of Zeus. (Web site)


  1. Artemis tried to take the deer from him, but Hercules appeased her by laying the blame on Eurystheus. (Web site)


  1. Includes information on gods, creation stories, heroes like Hercules and Odysseus, and more.


  1. Athena went off to find Heracles (Hercules), the lion-skinned mortal whom Hera had referred to. (Web site)
  2. Aegis is accused of stealing his magical breastplate by Hercules, but it was in fact a gift from Athena. (Web site)
  3. In these worksheets, Heracles is favored over Hercules, Atalanta is favored over Atlanta, and Athena is favored over Athene. (Web site)


  1. In the Tenth Labour, Hercules brought back Geryons famous herd of cattle after shooting three arrows through the three bodies. (Web site)


  1. When he had carried off Helen from Sparta and Troy was besieged, he was shot by Philoctetes with the bow of Hercules, and went back to Oenone on Ida.
  2. Hercules was so pleased, after the sack of Troy he gave Telamon Hesione as a wife.
  3. It was now discovered that Troy could not be taken but by the aid of the arrows of Hercules. (Web site)


  1. He claimed ancestry on his mother's side from Achilles and on his father's side from Hercules (Heracles). (Web site)


  1. Haemon was a friend of young Heracles (Hercules), and was still living in Thebes at the time. (Web site)


  1. This 5 page paper discusses the myth of Hercules (Heracles) and compares it with the myth of Diana (Artemis). (Web site)
  2. Robert Trebor played a character named Salmoneus on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys who had little relation to the Salmoneus of myth.
  3. In the Hercules, The Legendary Journeys TV-Series, Jason was portrayed with even less basis on the myth by Jeffrey Thomas. (Web site)


  1. The group that was chosen included Hercules, Orpheus, Castor and Pollux, and Peleus.
  2. In Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Orpheus is a worshiper of the god Bacchus and possesses a special lyre given by his god. (Web site)


  1. Minos gave Hercules permission to Hercules to slay it, but Hercules instead brought it to Mycenae and freed it there out of spite. (Web site)


  1. Daphnis lost the contest and was about to be beheaded by the king when the hero Hercules appeared and killed Lityerses.
  2. Philoctetes in Greek mythology, famous archer, the friend of the hero Hercules, who bequeathed to him his bow and poisoned arrows.
  3. As it turned out, the Amazon queen, Hippolyte, willingly gave Hercules her belt, but Hera was not about to let the hero get off so easily.

Practices Associated

  1. In Rome, Heracles was honored as Hercules, and had a number of distinctively Roman myths and practices associated with him under that name. (Web site)


  1. Among those chosen are Hercules and Acastus, the son of Pelias, who is sent by his father to sabotage the voyage.
  2. Hercules had promised Licymmius that he would bring back his son, and so, when Oeonus died, Hercules burned his body and took the ashes back to the father.
  3. Ibis:465-540 The king and founder of Tegea in Arcadia, and father to Auge, who bore Telephus to Hercules. (Web site)


  1. Hercules went in quest of the lad, and while he was absent the "Argo" put to sea and left him.


  1. As Hercules battled with the Hydra he found that as he cut off one of the beast’s heads, another regenerated in its place. (Web site)
  2. Hades, god of the dead, gave Hercules permission to take the beast if he used no weapons.

Walt Disney Feature Animation

  1. He is best known for his work at Walt Disney Feature Animation, animating notable characters such as the Genie in Aladdin and "Phil" in Hercules.

Various Gods

  1. Indeed, Hercules was often called by various gods and people as "the favorite son of Zeus".

Junkyard Dog

  1. As part of Devastation Inc., Hercules would feud with the Junkyard Dog and Terry Taylor before leaving for Florida.


  1. Alcestis poisoned herself to save him but was rescued from Tartarus either by Hercules, who wrestled with Thanatos, or by the mercy of Persephone.
  2. For helping Pirithoüs to carry off Persephone, Theseus was imprisoned in Hades until Hercules rescued him.
  3. Persephone (played by Andrea Croton) appears in two episodes of Hercules: The legendary Journeys.

Ancient Myth

  1. According to an ancient myth, Hercules passed through the Monaco area and turned away the previous gods.
  2. According to an ancient myth, Hercules passed through the Monaco area.

Golden Fleece

  1. The bibliography makes no mention of Robert Graves narative work on Jason and the Golden Fleece, Hercules My Shipmate. (Web site)


  1. Ancient Conquest is set in the fictional days when heroes like Hercules and Zetes lived, days that we know from legendary myths. (Web site)


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