Part of speech: noun

Class. Son of Zeus by Alemena; a national hero of Greece; incarnation of strength; founder of Olympic games.

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Usage examples "hercules":

  1. They'd like to exhibit me to all the fool women they know, as a kind of modern Hercules, and I'm sick of it. - "Shorty McCabe", Sewell Ford.
  2. And before the sun had passed the columns of Hercules, Tirant crossed the bridge to the side where he had first been, and he had the foot soldiers climb a hill that was in line with the head of the bridge. - "The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc", Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba.
  3. Look, he is throwing down his whip; he is challenging Hercules to drive without one, too. - "The Scarlet Banner", Felix Dahn.