Associations to the word «Hercules»


HERCULES, proper noun. (Roman mythology) The Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Jupiter and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labours performed to redeem himself after killing his family.
HERCULES, proper noun. (constellation) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It lies between the constellations Lyra and Corona Borealis.
HERCULES, proper noun. (astronomy) A crater in the first quadrant on the moon.
HERCULES, proper noun. A city in California.
HERCULES BEETLE, noun. A type of rhinoceros beetle, Dynastes hercules known for its considerable strength and for being one the longest insect in the world.
HERCULES BEETLES, noun. Plural of Hercules beetle

Dictionary definition

HERCULES, noun. (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality.
HERCULES, noun. A large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis.

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