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or Her·a·kles  (hĕr′ə-klēz′)
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
Variants of Hercules..
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(ˈhɛrəˌkliːz) or


(Classical Myth & Legend) the usual name (in Greek) for Hercules1
ˌHeraˈclean, ˌHeraˈklean adj
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(ˈhɜr kyəˌliz)

n. gen. -cu•lis (-kyə lɪs)
for 2.
1. a hero of classical myth, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, who possessed exceptional strength and was renowned esp. for the 12 labors he performed to gain immortality.
2. a northern constellation, between Lyra and Corona Borealis.
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Noun1.Heracles - (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strengthHeracles - (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
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[ˈherəˌkliːz] NHeracles
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They imagine that as Heracles was one man, the story of Heracles must also be a unity.
It is not surprising, therefore, to find that from the first the Boeotian school is forced to season its matter with romantic episodes, and that later it tends more and more to revert (as in the "Shield of Heracles") to the Homeric tradition.
Researchers called the parrot Heracles inexpectatus to reflect its Herculean myth-like size and strength - and the unexpected nature of the discovery.
He had three years with the Dutch outfit before signing for Heracles after a brief loan stint with Roda JC.
His consistent performances in the engine room earned the energetic and tough-tackling midfielder a move to Dutch top flight outfit Heracles.
Heracles (16) was said to have born in Thebes, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, the wife of Amphitryon (who was in turn a grandson of Perseus).
The answer is primarily connected with the narrative's need to remove Heracles from the expedition, inasmuch as he is a potential rival for Jason's leadership.
Take another dialogue between the Kleophrades Painter and the Berlin Painter, involving scenes of Heracles and Apollo struggling for the Delphic tripod.
The move to Groningen will bring a reunion with midfielder Bryan Linssen, who was among his teammates at Heracles.
We gave Heracles too much space in the second half and made the field too big.