Associations to the word «Heracles»

Wiktionary

HERACLES, proper noun. (Greek mythology): Son of Zeus and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labours performed to redeem himself after killing his family.

Dictionary definition

HERACLES, noun. (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats