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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.
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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
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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.
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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|
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Labours of Herculesthe slaying of the Nemean lion, the slaying of the Lernaean hydra, the capture of the hind of Ceryneia, the capture of the wild boar of Erymanthus, the cleansing of the Augean stables, the shooting of the Stymphalian birds, the capture of the Cretan bull, the capture of the horses of Diomedes, the taking of the girdle of Hippolyte, the capture of the cattle of Geryon, the recovery of the golden apples of Hesperides, the taking of Cerberus
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Hercules[ˈhɜːkjuliːz] N → Hércules
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n (lit, fig) → Herkules m
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Hercules[ˈhɜːkjʊliːz] n → Ercole m
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