Twelve Labours of Hercules

Twelve Labours of Hercules
Twelve tasks carried out by the Greek hero Herakles (romanized as Hercules) as his penance.

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  • Labours of Hercules — The Twelve Labours of Hercules (Greek: Δωδεκαθλος , dodekathlos ) age a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by the greatest of the Greek heroes, Heracles, romanised as Hercules.… …   Wikipedia

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  • HERCULES —    the typical hero of the Greeks, son of Zeus and Alkmene, and the tried therefore of Hera, who persecuted him from his cradle, sending two serpents to devour him as he lay there, but which he strangled with his arms; grown into manhood, and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hercules in popular culture — Hercules, the Greek mythical hero also known as Heracles, has been an important figure in Western popular culture from the Renaissance to today.Since the Renaissance, Hercules has rarely been distinguished from Heracles, the Roman figure… …   Wikipedia

  • Hercules — m Latin form of the name of the Greek mythological hero Herakles, whose name means ‘glory of Hera’. He was the son of Zeus, king of the gods, by Alcmene, a mortal woman. In many versions of the legend, despite the meaning of the name, Hera, chief …   First names dictionary

  • Hercules — This article is about the Roman mythological hero. For the Greek mythic hero from which Hercules was adapted, see Heracles. For other uses, see Hercules (disambiguation). Gilded bronze Roman Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey , found near the… …   Wikipedia

  • Hercules — Her|cu|les in ancient Roman stories, a ↑hero known for his very great strength and for performing twelve very difficult and dangerous jobs known as the Labours of Hercules. People sometimes use the name Hercules to describe a man who is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Twelve Olympians — The Twelve Olympians by Monsiau, circa late 18th century. The Twelve Olympians, also known as the Dodekatheon (Greek: Δωδεκάθεον < δώδεκα,[1][2] dōdeka, twelve + θεοί …   Wikipedia

  • The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina — infobox Book | name = The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina image caption = First edition, 2003 author = Caroline Lawrence illustrator = cover artist = Peter Sutton country = United Kingdom language = English series = The Roman Mysteries genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pillars of Hercules — The Pillars of Hercules Gibraltar (foreground) and North Africa (background) The Pillars of Hercules (Latin: Columnae Herculis, Greek: Ηράκλειες Στήλες, Spanish: Columnas de Hércules) was the phrase that was applied in Antiquity to the …   Wikipedia

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