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1. also Her·a·cles or Her·a·kles (hĕr′ə-klēz′) Greek & Roman Mythology The son of Zeus and Alcmene, a hero of extraordinary strength who won immortality by performing 12 labors demanded by the Argive king Eurystheus.
2. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lyra and Corona Borealis.
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth Also called: Alcides a hero noted for his great strength, courage, and for the performance of twelve immense labours
2. a man of outstanding strength or size
ˌHercuˈlean, ˌHeraˈclean, ˌHeraˈklean adj
n, Latin genitive Herculeis (ˌhɜːkjʊˈliːɪs)
1. (Astronomy) a large constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Lyra and Corona Borealis
2. (Astronomy) a conspicuous crater in the NW quadrant of the moon, about 70 kilometres in diameter
n. gen. -cu•lis (-kyə lɪs)
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.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lyra and Corona Borealis.
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|Noun||1.||Hercules - (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
|2.||Hercules - a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis|